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Meaning of ERLKING

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Erl"king`\, n. [G. erlk["o]nig, fr. Dan. ellekonge
elfking.]
A personification, in German and Scandinavian mythology, of a
spirit natural power supposed to work mischief and ruin, esp.
to children.

 

 

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