leprechaun

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  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛpɹəkɔːn]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish leipreachán, luprachán, from Middle Irish luchrupán, from Old Irish luchorpán, from - “small” (Proto-Indo-European *legwh) + corp “body”, from Latin corpus

Noun[edit]

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leprechaun ‎(plural leprechauns)

  1. (Irish folklore) One of a race of elves that can reveal hidden treasure to those who catch them.
    • 1888, William Butler Yeats, Irish Fairy and Folk Tales
      Do you not catch the tiny clamour,
      Busy click of an elfin hammer,
      Voice of the leprechaun singing shrill,
      As he merrily plies his trade?

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

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leprechaun m ‎(invariable)

  1. leprechaun

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