Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Weird Word Wednesday
adjective el·dritch \ˈel-drich\
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Curse, "cobweb," "witch," "ghost," and even "Halloween" - all of these potentially spooky words have roots in Old English.
Definition of eldritch
: weird, eerie
whose voice had risen to a kind of eldritch singsong — R. L. Stevenson
First Known Use: 1508
Origin and Etymology of eldritch
perhaps from Middle English *elfriche fairyland, from Middle English elf + riche kingdom, from Old English rice
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.
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