kobold


ko·bold

noun \ˈkō-ˌbld\

Definition of KOBOLD

1
:  a gnome that in German folklore inhabits underground places
2
:  an often mischievous domestic spirit of German folklore

Examples of KOBOLD

  1. <the metal cobalt gets its name from the medieval Germanic belief that its appearance in silver ore was the handiwork of mischievous, thieving kobolds>

Origin of KOBOLD

German — more at cobalt
First Known Use: 1830

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