ghoul vs graverobber what difference

what is difference between ghoul and graverobber

English

Alternative forms

  • ghole

Etymology

From Persian غول(ğul) from Arabic غُول(ḡūl). Compare French goule, of the same origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡuːl/, /ɡʊəl/
  • Rhymes: -uːl

Noun

ghoul (plural ghouls)

  1. (mythology, Muslim demonology) A demon said to feed on corpses.
  2. A graverobber.
  3. A person with an undue interest in death and corpses, or more generally in things that are revolting and repulsive.
  4. (derogatory, slang) A person with a callous or uncaring attitude to human life and suffering, particularly when prioritising economic concerns.

Derived terms

  • ghoulish

Related terms

  • (demon) algol
  • (graverobber) resurrection man, resurrectionist, body snatcher

Descendants

  • Portuguese: ghoul

Translations

Related terms

  • jinn
  • jann
  • nasnas
  • shaitan
  • angel

Anagrams

  • Lough, lough

Portuguese

Etymology

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

Noun

ghoul m (plural ghouls)

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


English

Alternative forms

  • grave robber

Etymology

grave +‎ robber

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪvˌɹɒbə/
  • (US) enPR: grāvʹräb’ər, IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪvˌɹɑbɚ/

Noun

graverobber (plural graverobbers)

  1. One who robs graves or tombs in order to sell the contents for profit.

Synonyms

  • bodysnatcher
  • resurrectionist

Translations

See also

  • ghoul

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