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give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)

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21) Tazig or its etymologised form Staggzig (Tiger-Leopard) may have been originally be coined for the Arabs.
Forbes's form elphrisch is particularly suggestive, as it shows that Forbes etymologised eldritch to contain elf, and this is consistent with the fact that he used it of 'desolate and foreleited places .
The latter has never been etymologised, but it may be explained as an Estonian compound meaning 'bushy land' (from haukas 'bushy').