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Elli

[el-ee]
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. an old woman, a personification of old age, who defeated Thor in a wrestling match.
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Origin of Elli

< Icelandic elli, literally, old age. Cf. eld
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  • But, for the joke of it, call in my old foster-mother, Elli.

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    Abbie Farwell Brown

  • Oswald said that Elli was quite nice-looking but that Robert was an ugly beast.

    A Young Girl's Diary

    An Anonymous Young Girl

  • Now in came the old crone, Elli, whose very name meant "age."

    In The Days of Giants

    Abbie Farwell Brown

  • I thought that old Elli would have no difficulty in bringing to his knees him who could not lift my cat.

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