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จากรูปเก่า elritch, ต้นกำเนิดไม่ทราบแน่ชัด; The second element, -ritch, is generally taken to be ภาษาอังกฤษเก่า rīċe (realm, kingdom) (see riche). Some think that the first element, el-, derives from an Old English root meaning "foreign, strange, other" (related to ภาษาอังกฤษเก่า ellende and modern English else); others think that it derives from elf.[1][2] Reintroduced into popular literature by the writings of H. P. Lovecraft.



eldritch (ขั้นกว่า more eldritch, ขั้นสุด most eldritch)

  1. พิสดาร, เหนือธรรมชาติ, น่าขนลุก, ผิดธรรมชาติ
    • 1790, Robert Burns, Tam o' Shanter:
      So Maggie runs, the witches follow,
      Wi' mony an eldritch skriech and hollo.
    • 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne, chapter VII, in The Scarlet Letter:
      Pearl, in utter scorn of her mother's attempt to quiet her, gave an eldritch scream, and then became silent.
    • 2011, James D. Hornfischer, “28: Into the Light”, in Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal[1], New York: Bantam Books, →ISBN, retrieved 23 November 2022, page 276:
      The large vessel's dark form was massive, eldritch, as it loomed off the Cushingแม่แบบ:'s port bow in the flash-lit darkness. This was the Hiei. The recognition of the battleship spread down the van, จากthe Cushing to the Laffey to the Sterett to the O'Bannon.


  1. eldritch”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present
  2. eldritch”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.