kabouter

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch kabouter (gnome).

Noun[edit]

kabouter (plural kabouters)

  1. (Dutch folklore) A tiny folkloric man who traditionally wears a pointy red hat, lives in harmony with nature and resides in mushrooms, similar to a gnome, leprechaun or a smurf.

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Dutch[edit]

Drie weinig harmonieuze kabouters. — Three not particularly harmonious gnomes.

Etymology[edit]

Possibly already from Middle Dutch. Equivalent to a compound of koof (from Middle Dutch kove, from Old Dutch *kovo, from Proto-Germanic *kubô (hut, shed)) and a less certain second element that might be hou (friendly, favorable disposition). Related to German Kobold.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkaːˈbɑu̯.tər/
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  • Hyphenation: ka‧bou‧ter
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯tər

Noun[edit]

kabouter m (plural kabouters, diminutive kaboutertje n)

  1. (fiction, folklore) A (now usually benevolent) tiny folkloric bearded man who traditionally wears a pointy red hat, lives in harmony with nature and resides in mushrooms or trees, similar to a gnome, leprechaun or brownie.

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