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(in Germanic mythology) a bearded giant or goblin believed to lure little children to the land of death.
- ‘Erlkings often exercise a fatal influence, especially on children by means of alluring promises or visions that led to destruction.’
- ‘Who is the shadowy Erlking?’
Late 18th century: from German Erlkönig alder-king, a mistranslation of Danish ellerkonge king of the elves.
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