eerie c.1300, "fearful, timid," north England and Scottish variant of O.E. earg "cowardly, fearful," from P.Gmc. *argaz (Cf. O.Fris. erg "evil, bad," M.Du. arch "bad," Du. arg, O.H.G. arg "cowardly, worthless," Ger. arg "bad, wicked," O.N. argr "unmanly, voluptuous," Swed. arg "malicious"). Sense of "causing fear because of strangeness" is first attested 1792. Related: Eerily. Finnish arka "cowardly" is a Germanic loan-word.

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