Definition of Changelings

1. Noun. (plural of changeling) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Changelings

1. changeling [n] - See also: changeling

Lexicographical Neighbors of Changelings

change up
changeabilities
changeability
changeable
changeableness
changeably
changed
changeful
changefully
changefulness
changefulnesses
changeless
changelessly
changelessness
changeling
changelings (current term)
changelog
changelogs
changemaker
changemakers
changeout
changeouts
changeover
changeovers
changer
changeroom
changerooms
changeround
changers
changes

Literary usage of Changelings

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Science of Fairy Tales: An Inquiry Into Fairy Mythology by Edwin Sidney Hartland (1891)
"The shape taken by this superstition in north-western Europe is the belief in changelings—a belief which I propose to examine in the present chapter.1 By ..."

2. Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore; a by John Brand (1905)
"Mount Tabor, 1639 D 92 T'J" his fable of the " Mother, Nurse, and Fairy," laughs thus at the superstitious idea of changelings. A fairy's tongue is the ..."

3. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"had spent quite some time in the mythology categories, looking up golems and goblins, looking up changelings and monsters, looking up seers and demigods, ..."

4. British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions by Wirt Sikes (1880)
"... CHAPTER V. changelings—The Plentyn-newid—The Cruel Creed of Ignorance regarding changelings—Modes of Ridding the House of the Fairy Child—The Legend of ..."

5. Superstitions of the Highlands & Islands of Scotland by John Gregorson Campbell (1900)
"changelings. When they succeeded in their felonious attempts, the elves left instead of the mother, and bearing her semblance, a stock of wood (stoc maide), ..."

6. The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu (1825)
"... if you respect the matter; changelings, if you respect the kind ; sometimes creating pleasure, sometimes tediousness, with their overmuch prattling. ..."

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