About Me

My photo
Writing means different things to me. I'm a storyteller, a book editor, and a songwriter. For me, it's like breathing.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

adjective  el·dritch \╦łel-drich\
Popularity: Bottom 50% of words

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

Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

No comments: