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Word Origin and History for erl-king

Erl-king

1797, in Scott's translation of Goethe, from German Erl-könig, literally "alder-king," Herder's erroneous translation of Danish ellerkonge "king of the elves." Cf. German Eller, Erle "alder" (see alder).

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