Definition of goblin in English:

goblin

Syllabification: gob·lin
Pronunciation: /ˈgäblin
 
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noun

Origin

Middle English: from Old French gobelin, possibly related to German Kobold (see kobold) or to Greek kobalos 'mischievous goblin'. In medieval Latin Gobelinus occurs as the name of a mischievous spirit, said to haunt Évreux in northern France in the 12th century.

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