Eulálio ends up being an idol, a wraith who, at 150, is not quite dead and not quite living.
It made not the slightest difference to me that I had fallen in love with a girl who was only a step removed from a wraith.
I think it was the image of my robust self as a wraith that did it.
Sometimes he smiled at her; sometimes at the wraith in the rafters.
He was not a wraith, no grisly spectre, no half-nebulous Shape.
Even the wraith bride performed her part now, where she had feeling to help her weakness, and set her up among realities.
It was the wraith of the Baresark that Brighteyes had slain—the first of all the men he slew.
You clutched at form and gripped shadow, gave yourself to a man and bedded with the wraith of a man.
"Some brandy, please," said a wraith of the Chemist's voice.
He made it drift as silently as a wraith under the trees and the street lamps.
1510s, "ghost," Scottish, of uncertain origin. Weekley suggests Old Norse vorðr "guardian" in the sense of "guardian angel." Klein points to Gaelic and Irish arrach "specter, apparition."