American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
- n. UK A legendary monstrous black dog with huge teeth and claws.
- n. UK A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A goblin, in the shape of a large dog, portending misfortune.
- Disputed; perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit). (Wiktionary)
- bar (perhaps from barrow2) + ghest, ghost (dialectal variant of ghost). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The barghest has a kinsman in the Rongeur d'Os of Norman folklore.”
“She's created a world so nuanced and believable, I half-expect to see barghest hounds on my next trip to the mall.”
“Yes, there was one vampire and I am started to get a bit tired of vampires at this point, especially since I was never a big fan of them in the first place, but this supernatural world also contains kelpies, selkies, gnomes, djinn, nahual, a barghest, and nagas.”
“This was mainly due to Jane herself, the barghest Anyan, and the plethora of supernatural which fortunately was not limited to just the typical vampires and werewolves.”
“Anyan, the barghest, is one of those mysterious characters and there are a few intriguing hints about him that are dropped here and there.”
“Let me see... there was the barghest, and although it kept creating illusions of itself to fool us, and I wasted a Flame Strike on it, we defeated it eventually.”
“Well, one barghest, but the point was that there was the illusionary one and then there was the real one and there were elves and I shot at the elves and they fell over and then Duncan got attacked and fell off the roof and Miriam grabbed him and I healed him as best as I could and then we ran like crazy.”
“And at one point it was that a wier-wier, one of the solitary water-birds of this region, uttered its ouphe and barghest cry, flying from somewhere near into some darker recess within the woods.”
“The barghest was essentially a nocturnal spectre, and its appearance was regarded as a portent of death.”
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