Friday, January 9, 2009

Interesting word for today: kobold

According to Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th edition, the definition of kobold is the following:

"kobold (n) Germanic folklore: 1 a helpful or mischievous sprite in households 2 a gnome in mines and other underground places"

The roots of kobold are not Greek, but German: Middle High German kobolt (a household spirit), to be precise.

I think it might be fun to have a kobold, provided it was of the helpful, rather than mischievous, sort.

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