What is the meaning of "Elfen Lied"?

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Who know whai is the meaning of these words? And what language? Please tellme if you know.

  • Aug 03, 2005

Dirty

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too many steps ahead.

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Elfen Lied: Elvish Song

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  • Aug 03, 2005
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I have no idea what so ever!! :(

  • Aug 03, 2005

Zeliard

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Quote by DirtyGerman

Elfen Lied: Elvish Song

I didn't know there is a meaning to the name..... ^^

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  • Aug 03, 2005

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Well Elfen Lied isn't a Japanese sentence! Elfen has the same meaning of Elf or a little elf! but this whole title was taken from a very famous old symphony called Lilium performed by a band called Elfen Lied "well at least I think so XP"
but what I'm so sure about is the song is in "Latin" Language! NOT Japanese!
and as Dirty said Elfen Lied is german and it means "Elves song" so I think that band is a german band! and Lilium means lily it's also in Latin because the whole lyrics is in latin!

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yes Elfen lied means Elves song which has a meaning it is the theme for the whole show well it has something to do with german myth about elfs

  • Aug 03, 2005
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elf's song to be exact T_T

  • Aug 03, 2005

laurent

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"Elfen lied" can be both German and Dutch. I know for sure it's Dutch cause it's my native language ^^ (I'm from Belgium you know) As the others who had already posted said, it means "Elves song"

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oh cripes! Finally I know what that means. I've been straining my brain about it for some time.

  • Aug 03, 2005
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Thanks everyone.

  • Aug 04, 2005
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LOL thank you i've been wondering wat the name meant. LOL and now that i think about it the title is pretty darn fitting.

  • Aug 06, 2005
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ElfenLied was the name of a German song/fairy tale thing, I believe. Woo.

  • Sep 11, 2005
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Elfen Lied is an old German poem or song-like poem. Japanese animes often refer to german culture, words and whatever.
Since im a german ive read the original poem once but it is a kind of old hard-to-understand german and i dont remember exactly what it was about but i couldnt really find paralels to the EL anime.
The poem is about an elf who lives in wood and someone in a house calls out that its eleven o' clock and the elfen is mistaken and think it has been called or somethings. So it comes out and something happens but i forgot any more details.
at the end of the manga lucy have learned that poem and is singing it in the moment of her death so that the whole city can hear it.

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Please refrain froPlease refrain from bumping old threads. This thread has been inactive for over 19 weeks. If you would like to discuss the original poem Elfen Lied from which the anime derived its name, you can open a new thread on this topic rather than bumping old threads.

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  • Jan 24, 2006

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