Klabautermann

See also: klabautermann

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Klabautermann.

NounEdit

Klabautermann

  1. a water sprite (or nix) who assists sailors and fishermen on the Baltic Sea in their duties

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EtymologyEdit

From German Low German [Term?]. Without doubt related, either originally or secondarily, to Dutch kabouter(man). Further etymology unsettled. Several roots seem to have influenced the word phonetically and semantically, it being difficult to determine the oldest form. Assumed influences include:

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /klaˈbaʊ̯tɐˌman/
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NounEdit

Klabautermann m (genitive Klabautermanns or Klabautermannes, plural Klabautermänner, diminutive Klabautermännchen n)

  1. (nautical) Klabautermann (a two-faced goblin believed to be both helpful and inauspicious to a ship's crew)

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