غول

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

غُول (ḡūlf (plural أَغْوَال (ʾaḡwāl) or غِيلَان (ḡīlān))

  1. ghoul, desert demon
  2. demon, jinn, goblin, sprite
  3. ogre, cannibal
  4. calamity, disaster
  5. alcohol, or alcohol beverages.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the primitive verb غَالَ (ḡāla, to snatch, to grab, to take away).

Noun[edit]

غُول (ḡūlm

  1. taking away, snatching, seizing, grabbing

Descendants[edit]