Strange Word Saturday

I bet you haven’t heard this word before, and hey be happy, your vocabulary just increased by one. Isn’t that terribly exciting? Have a nice day.

Word: Eldritch
Adjective— eerie; weird; spooky.
Origin:
1500–10; earlier elrich, equiv. to OE el- foreign, strange, uncanny+ rīce kingdom; hence “of a strange country, pertaining to the Otherworld”; OE ellende in a foreign land, exiled (c. G Elend penury, distress), Runic Norse alja-markir foreigner.

Comments? Always appreciated.

~SAsammygirl

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9 Responses to “Strange Word Saturday”

  1. Wow. Very strange word indeed.

  2. Awesome! Now I know what my parents are speaking in Romanian sometimes. Eldritch! :D

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