- 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
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Examples from the Web for elli
This lovely, funny image is by Elli Chung, from her show at Julie Saul Gallery in New York.If Narcissus Had Been A Potato ...
April 19, 2013
But, for the joke of it, call in my old foster-mother, Elli.
Oswald said that Elli was quite nice-looking but that Robert was an ugly beast.A Young Girl's Diary
An Anonymous Young Girl
I thought that old Elli would have no difficulty in bringing to his knees him who could not lift my cat.
Now in came the old crone, Elli, whose very name meant "age."