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- n. A member of the race of Dǫkkálfar, creatures who live underground.
- n. this sense?) (Teutonic mythology) A male ancestral spirit, often one who protect the people; generally light-avoiding, though not necessarily subterranean.
- n. this sense?) (paganism) A dwarf, ancestor, or underground dwelling nature spirit in Heathenry.
Back-formation from dark elves., a calque of an Old Norse term. (Wiktionary)