gobelin

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Parisian manufacturer Jean Gobelin's name, itself derived from German Kobold (goblin, evil gnome).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: go‧be‧lin

Noun[edit]

gobelin m, n (plural gobelins, diminutive gobelintje n)

  1. Gobelin, a rich, textured type of hand-stitched tapestry, fit to decorate a wall
  2. A similar industrial fabric, used to cover furniture etc.

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

gobelin m (plural gobelins)

  1. A gnome, such as the evil goblin

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References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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