Definition of Erlking

1. n. A personification, in German and Scandinavian mythology, of a spirit or natural power supposed to work mischief and ruin, esp. to children.



Definition of Erlking

1. Noun. in German mythology, a giant who preys on children ¹

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Definition of Erlking

1. an evil spirit of Germanic folklore [n -S]

Medical Definition of Erlking

1. A personification, in German and Scandinavian mythology, of a spirit natural power supposed to work mischief and ruin, especially. To children. Origin: G. Erlkonig, fr. Dan. Ellekonge elfking. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erlking

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Literary usage of Erlking

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1. Classical Studies in Honor of Charles Forster Smith: By His Colleagues (1919)
"The erlking, FH Hedge in Dwight's Poems. Bost.80 1839. King of the Alders, ... The erlking, QP Maurer. Collection of Poetry. NY 1849. The erlking, CF ..."

2. Seventy Sonnets of Camoens: Portuguese Text and Translation. With Original Poems by Luís de Camões (1881)
"Oh ! seest thou not, father, the erlking nigh ? The erlking with crown and with ... My father, my father, and dost thou not hear What erlking promises, ..."

3. Seventy Sonnets of Camoens: Portuguese Text and Translation. With Original Poems by Luís de Camões (1881)
"Oh ! seest thou not, father, the erlking nigh ? The erlking with crown and with ... My father, my father, and dost thou not hear What erlking promises, ..."

4. The Mythology of the Aryan Nations by George William Cox (1887)
"... ballad of the erlking, who charms the child to death in his father's anus, but also in superstitions still prevalent among certain classes of people in ..."

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