follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

kobold

[koh-bold, -bohld] /ˈkoʊ bɒld, -boʊld/
noun, (in German folklore)
1.
a spirit or goblin, often mischievous, that haunts houses.
2.
a spirit that haunts mines or other underground places.
Origin of kobold
1625-1635
1625-35; < German
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for kobold
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for kobold

kobold

/ˈkɒbəʊld/
noun (German myth)
1.
a mischievous household sprite
2.
a spirit that haunts subterranean places, such as mines
Word Origin
C19: from German; see cobalt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for kobold
noun

in German folklore, a haunting spirit, gnome, or goblin

Word Origin

Middle High German kobolt 'goblin'

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for kobold

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for kobold

13
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for kobold