Definition of elephantine in English:

elephantine

Syllabification: el·e·phan·tine
Pronunciation: /ˌeləˈfantēn, -ˌtīn, ˈeləfənˌtēn, -ˌtīn
 
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adjective

Origin

early 17th century: via Latin from Greek elephantinos, from elephas, elephant- 'elephant'.

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