- From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman oliphant ("ivory, elephant") and Old French oliphant ("ivory, elephant, musical horn of ivory"), from Latin elephantus ("elephant"), from Ancient Greek ἐλέφας (elephas, "ivory, elephant"). (Wiktionary)
“The elephant, by some called oliphant, is the largest of all four-footed beasts.”
“May 11th, 2006 at 11: 00 am katy says: hey all! don’t forget – richard perle will be on al franken – AirAmericaRadio – today 2pm hour … the whole show sounds great – i love it when tom oliphant is on (1pm) …”
“The oliphant was a glorified bugle-horn made of rich material, such as ivory, carved and inlaid with designs in gold and silver.”
“Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003), its scene was the Oliphant clash, every oliphant in the fight was a combination of practical (oliphant or people around CG oliphant) and CG.”
“NEONBEAR my dad was an extra in this, high fived timothy oliphant after a take. i thought it was gonna be a run of the mill horror film but this trailer actually looks kinda good. i'm seeing it either way cause i wanna see if i can spot my dad, but it's nice to know i might have seen it even if he wasn't a part of it.”
“Marie – did you get to hear tom oliphant today? another mood lifter!”
“Then she stayed her feet, and set the horn to her lips and blew; and the oliphant gave forth a long singing note which was strange to hear.”
“And now this is the last word: here is a horn of oliphant which thou shalt wear about thy neck, Birdalone; and if thou be sore bestead, or thy heart faileth thee, blow in it, yet not before the onfall; and then, whether thou blow much or little, thou shalt be well holpen.”
“The general commended his soul to Ishtar and sounded the golden oliphant.”
“By then he could have done nothing to stop them, but he might have managed to blow another signal on his oliphant-horn to let the French on the other side of the pass know how close they were.”
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