|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||in German folklore, a haunting spirit, gnome, or goblin|
|Etymology:||Middle High German kobolt 'goblin'|
in German folklore, mischievous household spirit who usually helps with chores and gives other valuable services but who often hides household and farm tools or kicks over stooping persons. He is temperamental and becomes outraged when he is not properly fed. He sometimes sings to children.
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