fabelwezen

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Etymology[edit]

From fabel (fable) +‎ wezen (creature), calque of German Fabelwesen. First attested in the late eighteenth century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaː.bəlˌʋeː.zən/
  • Hyphenation: fa‧bel‧we‧zen

Noun[edit]

fabelwezen n (plural fabelwezens, diminutive fabelwezentje n)

  1. mythical, legendary or otherwise imaginary creature
    • 1786, J. G. Herder, De geest der Hebreeuwsche poëzy, vol. 3, page 28.}}
      Men herleeze Bocharts (e) zesde boek, over de verdichte dieren, en men herinnere zig de menigvuldige Fabel-wezens in de Oosterſche vertellingen.
      One should reread Bochart's (e) sixth book, about the fictional animals, and one should remember the manifold mythical creatures in the Oriental stories.

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