EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Spanish duende and (especially in reference to Portuguese or Brazilian folklore) Portuguese duende. Doublet of duwende.

NounEdit

duende (plural duendes)

  1. A small, mischievous humanoid creature in Iberian (Spanish/Portuguese), Latin American, and Philippine folklore/mythology; an imp.
  2. Personal charm.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish duende, from Old Spanish duen de casa (house master).

PronunciationEdit

 
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NounEdit

duende m (plural duendes)

  1. (Iberian folklore) a small humanoid creature who invades homes at night to carry out mischief and scare the residents.
  2. (by extension, fiction) any small fictional humanoid, especially a mischievous or evil one.

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Usage notesEdit

  • This term is commonly used in fiction to translate the name of various creatures such as imps, gnomes and goblins.

SpanishEdit

 
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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un duende

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish duen de casa (master of the house). See more at dueño.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdwende/, [ˈd̪wẽn̪d̪e]
  • Hyphenation: duen‧de

NounEdit

duende m (plural duendes)

  1. (Iberian folklore) a small humanoid creature who invades homes at night to carry out mischief and scare the residents
    • (Can we date this quote?), Raquel Cachafeiro Gil, El Duende de la Navidad, →ISBN, page 4:
      El duende de la Navidad vive en las ramas del manzano, pasa el tiempo subiendo y bajando, atareado con unir la luz del sol a la tierra y otras tareas similares. Cada año, en el invierno, se asoma a las ramas y mira a las estrellas y ve caer la []
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (by extension, fiction) goblin, leprechaun, pixie, elf, imp, brownie, gremlin, hobgoblin
    Synonyms: elfo, hada, gnomo
  3. (by extension) charisma (the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm)
    Synonym: carisma
  4. (by extension) charm, magic
    Synonyms: encanto, embrujo, magia

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