Definition of Kobold

1. n. A kind of domestic spirit in German mythology, corresponding to the Scottish brownie and the English Robin Goodfellow.



Definition of Kobold

1. Noun. (''German folklore'') A mischievous elf, or an evil spirit; a goblin. ¹

2. Noun. (fantasy) One of a diminutive and usually evil race of beings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kobold

1. an elf [n -S] - See also: elf

Medical Definition of Kobold

1. A kind of domestic spirit in German mythology, corresponding to the Scottish brownie and the English Robin Goodfellow. Origin: G, perh. Orig, house god, hose protector. See Cobalt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kobold

koan
koanlike
koans
koaps
koas
koashvite
kob
koba
koban
kobang
kobangs
kobans
kobellite
kobo
kobold (current term)
kobolds
kobos
kobs
kobza
kobzar
kobzari
kobzars
kobzas
kochari
kocher fracture
kochite
kochkarite
kodachi
kodak

Literary usage of Kobold

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1. The Fairy Family: A Series of Ballads & Metrical Tales Illustrating the by Archibald Maclaren (1857)
"The kobold of Germany and the Nis of Scandinavia were identical; it has alfo been thought that the Brownie of Scotland was the fame being, but although in ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"The most famous house-spirit or kobold of German legend. He lived four years iu the old castle of ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"kobold, in Germany; a spirit which differs from the spectre in never having ... The kobold is connected with a house, or a family, and appears in bodily ..."

4. The Opera Goers' Complete Guide: Comprising Two Hundred and Twenty-nine by Leo Leop Melitz, Richard Salinger (1913)
"DER kobold In three acts by Siegfried Wagner. CAST : Gertrud, innkeeper in the village. Verena, her daughter. Old Eckhart. ..."

5. The Rhine, Legends, Traditions, History, from Cologne to Mainz by Joseph Snowe (1839)
"THE kobold.* Within a few minutes' walk of the ... It is not, how- • That the kobold is in every respect identical with the domestic spirit, the " Goblin" ..."

6. The reader's handbook of allusions, references, plots and stories by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1882)
"... the phantom ship on which the kobold of the Cape sits, when he appears to doomed vessels. . . . that phantom ..."

7. Northern Mythology: Comprising the Principal Popular Traditions and by Benjamin Thorpe (1852)
"The kobold appears also as a fiery stripe with a broad head, which he usually shakes from one side to the other. If he enters a house and the serving-man ..."

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