changeling

  1. a person of subnormal intelligence
  2. a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy

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Changeling

A changeling is a creature found in folklore and folk religion. It is typically described as being the offspring of a fairy, troll, elf or other legendary creature that has been secretly left in the place of a human child. Sometimes the term is also used to refer to the child who was taken. The apparent changeling could also be a stock or fetch, a...
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Changeling

• (a.) Given to change; inconstant. • (n.) One apt to change; a waverer. • (a.) Taken or left in place of another; changed. • (n.) A simpleton; an idiot. • (n.) One who, or that which, is left or taken in the place of another, as a child exchanged by fairies.
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changeling

noun a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
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Changeling

[legend] MPs should not be added directly to this category. They should instead be categorised under one or more of the appropriate sub-categories: ...
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Changeling

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Changeling

Change'ling noun [ Change + -ling .] 1. One who, or that which, is left or taken in the place of another, as a child exchanged by fairies. « Such, men do changelings call, so changed by fairies' theft. Spenser. » « The changeling [ a subs...
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Changeling

A changeling is a child substituted for another, usually at birth. There was formerly a belief that weak or peevish children were changelings, perhaps swapped by fairies or other evil spirits.
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Changeling

a half-witted person. Also, in European folklore, a faery or troll child that is left in the place of a human child taken. At first, the changeling looks just like the taken child, but gradually, its true (nonhuman) nature becomes apparent.
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Changeling

Changeling is a keyword that gives a card all possible creature types, similar to the ability of Mistform Ultimus. It appears on creatures and tribal spells in Lorwyn.
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Changeling

Changeling was old British slang for a sickly, peevish child.
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changeling

Child believed to be a fairy infant substituted for a human one immediately after its birth; a particularly difficult child was often thought to be a changeling. It was supposed the exchange could...
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changeling

in European folklore, a deformed or imbecilic offspring of fairies or elves substituted by them surreptitiously for a human infant. According to ... [1 related articles]
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changeling

[n] - a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
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