gobelin

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of Parisian manufacturer Jean Gobelin.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: go‧be‧lin

Noun[edit]

gobelin m or 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]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Northern French gobelin (compare Normand goubelin, Walloon gobelin), possibly a blend of Old Dutch *kobeholdo (goblin) (compare Dutch kabouter, German Kobold) and Late Latin cobalus (mountain sprite), from Ancient Greek κόβαλος (kóbalos, rogue, knave; goblin).

Noun[edit]

gobelin m (plural gobelins)

  1. a gnome, such as the evil goblin

Synonyms[edit]

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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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after a Parisian manufacturing company founded by Jean Gobelin, whose French name derives from German Kobold (evil gnome).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gobelin m inan (diminutive gobelinek)

  1. Gobelin (rich, textured type of hand-stitched tapestry, fit to decorate a wall)
    Synonyms: tapiseria, arras

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Further reading[edit]

  • gobelin in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • gobelin in Polish dictionaries at PWN