Eldrich



[el-drich] /ˈɛl drɪtʃ/

adjective
1.
eerie; weird; spooky.
/ˈɛldrɪtʃ/
adjective
1.
(poetic, Scot) unearthly; weird
adj.

c.1500, apparently somehow from elf (cf. Scottish variant elphrish), an explanation OED finds “suitable;” Watkins connects its elements with Old English el- “else, otherwise” and rice “realm.”

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