Asteroid 618, Elfriede, was discovered October 17, 1906 by Karl Julius Lohnert at Heidelberg, Germany. It has a period of 5 years, 255 days, and is 120.29 kilometers (slightly less than 75 miles) in diameter.

It is not known who or what this asteroid is named for. The name is of Germanic origin, the feminine of Alfred, and means "elf-strength" or "elf-counsel" ("advised by elves").

The meaning of asteroid Elfreide seems to be: persecuted, alienated, downtrodden, cut loose, ostracized.

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