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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing 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

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • IPA(key): /ˈdwen.de/, [ˈd̪wẽ̞n̪d̪e̞]
  • 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 9788461623341, 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 []
  2. (by extension, fiction) elf, imp
    Synonyms: elfo, hada, gnomo
  3. (by extension) charisma (the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm)
    Synonyms: carisma
  4. (by extension) charm, magic
    Synonyms: encanto, embrujo, magia

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