غول

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root غ و ل(ḡ-w-l), related to غَالَ(ḡāla, to seize).

Noun[edit]

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

  1. ape, orangutan (obsolete)
  2. ghoul, desert demon
  3. demon, jinn, goblin, monster
  4. ogre, cannibal, troll, oni, giant
  5. calamity, disaster
Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: għul
  • English: ghoul, Algol
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verbal noun of غَالَ(ḡāla, to snatch, to grab, to take away).

Noun[edit]

غَوْل (ḡawlm

  1. taking away, snatching, seizing, grabbing
Declension[edit]

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic غُول(ḡūl).

Noun[edit]

غول (ğūl) (plural غول‌ها(ğūl-hâ))

  1. ghoul
  2. giant
  3. monster

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

غول (ğōl) (obsolete)

  1. Alternative form of آغل(âğol) penfold, caverns for cattle

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

غول (ğōl) (obsolete)

  1. twin children

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

غول (ğōl) (plural غول‌ها(ğōl-hâ))

  1. Obsolete form of گوش(gôš, ear)

References[edit]

  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1892) , “غول”, in A Comprehensive Persian–English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul
  • Vullers, Johann August (1856–1864) , “اسپغول”, in Lexicon Persico-Latinum etymologicum cum linguis maxime cognatis Sanscrita et Zendica et Pehlevica comparatum, e lexicis persice scriptis Borhâni Qâtiu, Haft Qulzum et Bahâri agam et persico-turcico Farhangi-Shuûrî confectum, adhibitis etiam Castelli, Meninski, Richardson et aliorum operibus et auctoritate scriptorum Persicorum adauctum (in Latin), volume II, Bonn: Adolf Marcus, page 626b