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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Alruna-wife (An).
The Alrunes were the lars or penats of the ancient Germans. An Alruna-wife was the household goddess of a German family. An Alruna-maiden is a household maiden goddess.   1
        “She (Hypatia) looked as fair as the sun, and talked like an Alruna-wife.”—Kingsley: Hypatia, chap. xii.


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