what is difference between ghoul and graverobber
From Persian غول (ğul) from Arabic غُول (ḡūl). Compare French goule, of the same origin.
- IPA(key): /ɡuːl/, /ɡʊəl/
- Rhymes: -uːl
ghoul (plural ghouls)
- (mythology, Muslim demonology) A demon said to feed on corpses.
- A graverobber.
- A person with an undue interest in death and corpses, or more generally in things that are revolting and repulsive.
- (derogatory, slang) A person with a callous or uncaring attitude to human life and suffering, particularly when prioritising economic concerns.
- (demon) algol
- (graverobber) resurrection man, resurrectionist, body snatcher
- Portuguese: ghoul
- Lough, lough
Borrowed from English ghoul, from Persian غول (ğul).
ghoul m (plural ghouls)
- (mythology, folklore) ghoul (a spirit said to feed on corpses)
- grave robber
grave + robber
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪvˌɹɒbə/
- (US) enPR: grāvʹräb’ər, IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪvˌɹɑbɚ/
graverobber (plural graverobbers)
- One who robs graves or tombs in order to sell the contents for profit.