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  • noun Norse mythology A member of the race of Dǫkkálfar, creatures who live underground.
  • noun this sense?) (Teutonic mythology) A male ancestral spirit, often one who protect the people; generally light-avoiding, though not necessarily subterranean.
  • noun this sense?) (paganism) A dwarf, ancestor, or underground dwelling nature spirit in Heathenry.

Etymologies

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Back-formation from dark elves., a calque of an Old Norse term.

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