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[el-ee] /ˈɛl i/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
an old woman, a personification of old age, who defeated Thor in a wrestling match.
Origin of Elli
< Icelandic elli, literally, old age. Cf. eld Unabridged
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  • 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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  • But, for the joke of it, call in my old foster-mother, Elli.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Oswald said that Elli was quite nice-looking but that Robert was an ugly beast.

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

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