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huldre

or hul·der

[hoo l-der]
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. one of a race of sirens, living in the woods, seductive but dangerous.
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Origin of huldre

< Old Norse Huld name of a witch, probably akin to hulda secrecy, hiding, derivative from base of hel; see hell, hull1
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  • Thou know'st the Huldre will come and throw stones in at the cows.

    Katharine Frensham

    Beatrice Harraden

  • The man was invisible, for what he had found was a huldre hat.

  • Then he asked her whether she was the huldre or not, but she only laughed at him.

  • Then the huldre laughed till it seemed to the lad the mountains sang again.