rusalka

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rusalka (plural rusalkas or rusalky or rusalki)

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  1. In Slavic mythology, a female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.
    • 2009 March 1, Alastair Macaulay, “What Do Aquawomen Want?”, New York Times:
      She is now a rusalka, a water spirit; in revenge she sends their daughter, a rusalochka, to lure him into the water.