ælf (“elf”) + sogoþa (“hiccup, heartburn, internal pain”)
ælfsogoþa m (nominative plural ælfsogoþan)
- a hiccup, heartache, or other disease ascribed to elvish influence.
- Bald's Leechbook, British Library, Royal 12, D xvii, cited in .
- Gif him biþ ælfsogoða him beoþ þa eagan geolwe þær hi reade beon sceoldon.
- If the person has (an) ælfsogoða, his/her eyes will be yellow where they should be red.