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leprechaun

Saltos de línea: lep¦re|chaun
Pronunciación: /ˈlɛprəkɔːn
 
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Definición de leprechaun en inglés:

sustantivo

(In Irish folklore) a small, mischievous sprite.
Example sentences
  • In fact, all I knew about Celtic folklore consisted of one silly story about a leprechaun.
  • And tomorrow the sky will be pink and filled with flying leprechauns and fairies.
  • You are likely to see queens, princesses, leprechauns, angels, devils and a mixture of all sorts.
Sinónimos
pixie, goblin, elf, sprite, fairy, gnome, imp, brownie, puck, devil;
(leprechauns)the little people

Origen

early 17th century: from Irish leipreachán, based on Old Irish luchorpán, from lu 'small' + corp 'body'.

More
  • The name of the small, mischievous sprite of Irish folklore is based on old Irish words meaning ‘small body’. The spelling of Irish has always been a mystery to the uninitiated: when the leprechaun first appeared in English literature in the 17th century, it was named lubrican; the modern form dates from the 19th century.

Words that rhyme with leprechaun

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