Definition of Kelpy

1. Noun. (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders.

Exact synonyms: Kelpie
Category relationships: Folklore
Geographical relationships: Scotland
Generic synonyms: Evil Spirit



Definition of Kelpy

1. Noun. (alternative form of kelpie) (shapeshifting spirit). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kelpy

1. kelpie [n -PIES] - See also: kelpie

Medical Definition of Kelpy

1. Origin: Cf. Gael. Cailpeach, calpach, colpach, a heifer, steer, colt, colpa a cow or horse. An imaginary spirit of the waters, horselike in form, vulgarly believed to warn, by preternatural noises and lights, those who are to be drowned. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kelpy

kelotomies
kelotomy
kelp
kelp greenling
kelped
kelper
kelpers
kelpfish
kelpfishes
kelpie
kelpies
kelping
kelps
kelpware
kelpwort
kelpy (current term)
kelson
kelsons
kelt
kelter
kelters
keltie
kelties
kelts
kelty
kelvin
kelvins
kelyanite
kelyphite
kelyphites

Literary usage of Kelpy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Folklore of Scottish Lochs and Springs by James Murray Mackinlay (1893)
"When any unwary traveller did so, the kelpy took to his heels, and presently plunged into deep water with his victim on his back. ..."

2. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1916)
"Three other lines of vein occur near the kelpy — an eastern, traced for 150 feet x 50 feet, a middle, traced for 50 feet x 20 feet, and a small vein in ..."

3. The New Statistical Account of Scotland by Society for the Benefit of the Sons and Daughters of the Clergy (1845)
"... in the Minstrelsy of the Border, in which the exploits of the water-kelpy are recorded. From time immemorial to that of " John o' ..."

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