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EtymologyEdit

From the earlier form elritch, of uncertain origin. The second element, -ritch, is generally taken to be Old English rīċe (realm, kingdom) (see riche). Some think the first element, el-, derives from an Old English root meaning "foreign, strange, other" (related to Old English ellende and modern English else); others think it derives from elf.[1][2] Reintroduced into popular literature by the writings of H. P. Lovecraft.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛldɹɪtʃ/
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AdjectiveEdit

eldritch (comparative more eldritch, superlative most eldritch)

  1. Unearthly, supernatural, eerie.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ eldritch” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ eldritch” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.