duwende

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Tagalog duwende, from Spanish duende (goblin, elf).

Noun[edit]

duwende (plural duwendes)

  1. A kind of dwarf or goblin in Filipino folklore.

Cebuano[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish duende, from Old Spanish duen de casa or dueño de la casa (master of the house).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: du‧wen‧de

Noun[edit]

duwende

  1. a small humanoid creature who invades homes at night to carry out mischief and scare the residents; a duende
  2. (by extension) an elf
  3. (by extension) a gnome
  4. (by extension) a dwarf
  5. (offensive) a dwarf; a little person
  6. a spy

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish duende.

Noun[edit]

duwende

  1. (folklore, mythology) dwarf; goblin