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eldritch

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adjective el·dritch \ˈel-drich\

Definition of eldritch

  1. :  weird, eerie <whose voice had risen to a kind of eldritch singsong — R. L. Stevenson>



Origin of eldritch

perhaps from Middle English *elfriche fairyland, from Middle English elf + riche kingdom, from Old English rīce — more at rich


First Known Use: 1508


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