American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An often mischievous household elf in German folklore.
- n. A gnome that haunts underground places in German folklore.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Germany, an elemental spirit, or nature-spirit of the earth, corresponding to this element as undines, sylphs, and salamanders respectively correspond to water, air, and fire; a gnome or goblin. Kobolds are supposed to inhabit mines and other underground places. When regarded as present in houses, the kobold is more frequently called a poltergeist ('racket-sprite'), in allusion to its mischievous pranks.
- n. A mischievous elf, or an evil spirit; a goblin.
- n. fantasy One of a diminutive and usually evil race of beings.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of domestic spirit in German mythology, corresponding to the Scottish brownie and the English Robin Goodfellow.
- From German Kobold. (Wiktionary)
- German, from Middle High German kobolt; see cobalt. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Cobalt-based colours and pigments have been used since ancient times for jewellery and paints, and miners have long used the name kobold ore for some minerals.”
“Apparently some creature called a kobold escaped from wherever my grandfather trapped it, and it has teamed up with Milo.”
“FWIW, the problem I reported last week about van. pydeb is actually a toolchain issue, reproducible only with svn-buildpackage, I've forwarded all debugging info to kobold which is working on it ...”
“The kobold gasped and pointed to the third mirror.”
“The kobold was sitting on a small three-legged stool at the bottom of the platform, with an open book in his lap.”
“Encase it in salt with a capture spell, and the kobold will be trapped again.”
““Actually, yes,” the kobold stated matter-of-factly.”
““The kobold,” Darcy whispered with a quaking voice.”
“The kobold rushed toward Milo and pushed him into the shard.”
“Milo is the big question mark, but if we take the kobold out, his powers in the mirror should greatly diminish.”
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