Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Definitions for eldritch
- Strange; unearthly; weird; eerie.
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Citations for eldritch
In the eldritch light of evening in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, the eye plays tricks on the brain.
The immitigable mountains and their stark, eldritch trees; coasts where earth abruptly snapped off, never to be continued, or beaches which gnawed it to bright dust and sucked it gently away. . . .
Origin of eldritch
Eldritch perhaps derives from a Middle English word meaning "fairyland," from Middle English elf, "elf" (from Old English aelf) + riche, "kingdom" (from Old English rice).