hulder

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hylja(to hide).

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Noun[edit]

hulder f (definite singular huldra, indefinite plural huldrer, definite plural huldrene)

  1. (Norwegian folklore) a supernatural being, most often in the shape of a beautiful woman with a cow's tail, that dwells subterraneously.
    • 1871, Stein Fjellheim, "Huldergarden paa Glombakka":
      Kaa si' døkk um detta, døkk som ikkje vil tru, at de finnst hulder te?
      What do you say to this, you who will not believe that the hulder exists?.

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