Lorelei meaning

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A siren of Germanic legend whose singing lures sailors to shipwreck.
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A siren whose singing on a rock in the Rhine lures sailors to shipwreck on the reefs: originally a character in literature.
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Origin of lorelei

  • From the Lorelei rock on the Rhine, which was haunted by one of these creatures according to German legend.

    From Wiktionary