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goblin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goblin  \Gob"lin\,  n.  [OE.  gobelin,  F.  gobelin,  LL  gobelinus 
  fr  Gr  ?  knave,  a  mischievous  goblin;  or  cf  G.  kobold,  E. 
  kobold,  cobalt,  Armor.  gobilin  an  ignis  fatuus,  goblin.] 
  An  evil  or  mischievous  spirit;  a  playful  or  malicious  elf;  a 
  frightful  phantom;  a  gnome. 
 
  To  whom  the  goblin,  full  of  wrath,  replied.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  goblin 
  n  :  (folklore)  a  small  grotesque  supernatural  creature  that 
  makes  trouble  for  human  beings  [syn:  {hob},  {hobgoblin}] 




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