erl-king

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A part-translation of German Erlkönig literally ‘alder-king’, a mistranslation of Danish ellerkonge ‘king of the elves’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

erl-king (plural erl-kings)

  1. in German mythology, a giant who preys on children

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