Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Elder; elderly; aged.
  • Of elder; made of elder; belonging to the elder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Made of elder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Made of elder.
  • adjective of persons Elder; elderly; aged; old.
  • adjective Not new; old.

Etymologies

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From an alteration (due to elder) of Middle English ellern ("eldern"), from Old English ellærn, ellarn ("of elder-wood, eldern"), equivalent to elder +‎ -en.

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From Middle English eldrin, elderne, equivalent to elder +‎ -en.

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