Kobold meaning

kōbôld
An often mischievous household elf in German folklore.
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A gnome that haunts underground places in German folklore.
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A helpful or mischievous sprite in households.
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A gnome in mines and other underground places.
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(German folklore) A mischievous elf, or an evil spirit; a goblin.
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(fantasy) One of a diminutive and usually evil race of beings.
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Origin of kobold

  • German from Middle High German kobolt perhaps Middle High German kobe pigpen akin to English cove Middle High German hold attached, well-inclined (as a household spirit to a house or farm)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Kobold.

    From Wiktionary