noun, (in German and Scandinavian mythology)
a spirit or personified natural power that works mischief, especially to children.
(German myth) a malevolent spirit who carries children off to death
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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[ur-muh] /ˈɜr mə/ noun 1. a female given name.
[er-man-uh-rik] /ɛrˈmæn ə rɪk/ noun 1. a fourth-century ruler in the Black Sea area: probably identical with Jormunrek. /əˈmænərɪk/ noun 1. died ?375 ad, king of the Ostrogoths: ruled an extensive empire in eastern Europe, which was overrun by the Huns in the 370s