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  • noun [ masculine ]
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ælf-sogoða, an; m. [sogeða juice]
A disease ascribed to fairy influence, chiefly by the influence of the castalides, dúnelfen, which were considered to possess those who were suffering under the disease, a case identical with being possessed by the devil, as will appear from the forms of prayers appointed for the cure of the disease, — Deus omnipotens expelle a famulo tuo omnem impetum castalidum; and further on, — Expelle diabolum a famulo tuo,
  • L. M. 3, 62; Lchdm, ii. 348, 11
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v. ælf, sogeða, sogoða.
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  • ælf-sogoða, n.