kobold

noun ko·bold \ ˈkō-ˌbȯld \
Updated on: 20 Mar 2018

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 in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of kobold

German — more at cobalt


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