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EtymologyEdit

From Persian غول(ğul); a mythical demon, supposed to devour humans and animals, from Arabic غُول(ḡūl). Compare French goule, of the same origin.

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ghoul (plural ghouls)

  1. (mythology, Muslim demonology) A spirit said to feed on corpses.
    • 1927, H.P. Lovecraft, Pickman's Model[1]:
      The other chamber had shown a pack of ghouls and witches over-running the world of our forefathers, but this one brought the horror right into our own daily life!.
  2. A graverobber.
  3. A person with an undue interest in death and corpses, or more generally in things that are revolting and repulsive.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English ghoul, from Persian غول(ğul).

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ghoul m (plural ghouls)

  1. (mythology, folklore) ghoul (a spirit said to feed on corpses)