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February 8th- Eldritch

eldritch \EL-drich\, adjective:

Definition:
Strange; unearthly; weird; eerie.

Example:
In the eldritch light of evening in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, the eye plays tricks on the brain.
-- Thom Stark, "Something's Burning", Boardwatch, November 2000

Origin:

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).

Tags: adjective, e, middle english
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