- 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 cove 1Middle High German hold attached, well-inclined ( as a household spirit to a house or farm )
From German Kobold.