- a helpful or mischievous sprite in households
- a gnome in mines and other underground places
Origin of koboldGerman ; from Middle High German kobolt, a household spirit ; from kobe, a hut (akin to cove) + -olt ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps walten, to rule (see wield) or holde, spirit
- An often mischievous household elf in German folklore.
- A gnome that haunts underground places in German folklore.
Origin of koboldGerman, from Middle High German kobolt : perhaps Middle High German kobe, pigpen; akin to English cove1 + Middle High German hold, attached, well-inclined (as a household spirit to a house or farm).
From German Kobold.