small and delicate; "she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate"; "obsessed by things elfin and small"
suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness; "thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning"; "the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown
usually good-naturedly mischievous; "perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight"; "elvish tricks"
relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf; "elfin bells"; "all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance"
having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia; "an Aboriginal rite"