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eldritch

[ el-drich ]
/ ˈɛl drɪtʃ /
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adjective
eerie; weird; spooky.
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Also el·drich; el·ritch [el-rich] /ˈɛl rɪtʃ/ .

Origin of eldritch

First recorded in 1500–10; earlier elrich, elphrish; of disputed origin: probably elf + Middle English riche “realm, kingdom”
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eldritch

eldrich

/ (ˈɛldrɪtʃ) /

adjective
poetic, Scot unearthly; weird

Word Origin for eldritch

C16: perhaps from Old English ælf elf + rīce realm; see rich
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