gnoll

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

According to A Brief History of Gnolls, by Paul Haynie, they were created by Lord Dunsany in "How Nuth Would Have Practiced His Art Upon the Gnoles", and the name was likely derived from a playing field of the Welsh All Blacks known as the Gnoll, whose name likely originated from English knoll.

Noun[edit]

gnoll (plural gnolls)

  1. A usually evil and dog-like humanoid creature found in various forms in fantasy literature and video games.