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gobelin

See also: Gobelin

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French Parisian manufacturer Jean Gobelin's name.

PronunciationEdit

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  • Hyphenation: go‧be‧lin

NounEdit

gobelin m, 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.

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

NounEdit

gobelin m (plural gobelins)

  1. a gnome, such as the evil goblin

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ReferencesEdit

  • 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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