goblin vs hob what difference

what is difference between goblin and hob

English

Etymology

From Middle English gobelyn, from Old Northern French gobelin (compare Norman goubelin, Walloon gobelin), possibly a blend of Old Dutch *kobeholdo (goblin) (compare Dutch kabouter, German Kobold) and Late Latin cobalus (mountain sprite), from Ancient Greek κόβαλος (kóbalos, rogue, knave; goblin).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑb.lɪn/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɒb.lɪn/
  • Homophone: GOBLin

Noun

goblin (plural goblins)

  1. One of various hostile supernatural creatures, now especially (fantasy literature) a malevolent and grotesque diminutive humanoid, often associated with orcs or trolls.
    • c. 1620, anonymous, “Tom o’ Bedlam’s Song” in Giles Earle his Booke (British Museum, Additional MSS. 24, 665):
      From yͤ hagg & hungry Goblin,
      yͭ into raggs would rend yee,
      & yͤ spirit yͭ stand’s by yͤ naked man,
      in yͤ booke of moones defend yee
    • 1872, George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin, page 50,
      [] If he had struck a stroke more to the side just here,” said the goblin, tapping the very stone, as it seemed to Curdie, against which his head lay, “he would have been through; but he’s a couple of yards past it now, and if he follow the lode it will be a week before it leads him in. []
    • 2006, Charlotte Bishop, Norty: The Chosen Ones, page 187,
      At last the goblins had a chance to rid themselves of one of the troublesome defenders, and two goblin warriors snatched the opportunity.
    • 2010, Thom L. Nichols, War: Return of the Elves, Part 1, page 37,
      The goblin shifted the two younger ones closer to him. It looked like he was hiding behind them, using them as a shield.
      The goblin looked pure evil. His eyes were brown.
    • 2010, D. S. Macleod, The Middle Times: Rise of the Goblin King, page 229,
      I shall send another entourage of goblins back here to Desput with the goblins’ new ally the Pixy! These creatures deserve the same respect as any other goblin.

Synonyms

  • hobgoblin; bug, buggard, bugbear, bog, bogey, bogy, bogie, boggard, boggart, baggard, bogle, boggle, bugaboo, bug-a-boo; elf, kobold, sprite, fairy, fay, fey, fae, faerie, puck, hob (sometimes distinguished, especially in fantasy literature)
  • See also Thesaurus:goblin

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Boglin, Boling, globin, lobing

Polish

Etymology

From English goblin, from Middle English gobelyn, from Old Northern French gobelin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɔb.lʲin/

Noun

goblin m anim

  1. goblin

Declension

Further reading

  • goblin in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • goblin in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

goblin m (Cyrillic spelling гоблин)

  1. goblin
Declension



English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: hŏb, IPA(key): /hɑb/
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: hŏb, IPA(key): /hɒb/
  • Rhymes: -ɒb

Etymology 1

Related to hub, but the ultimate origin of both words is obscure.

Noun

hob (plural hobs)

  1. A kind of cutting tool, used to cut the teeth of a gear.
  2. (historical) The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Smart to this entry?)
    • 1898, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, Book the Second, Chapter V (The Jackal):
      They went into a dingy room lined with books and littered with papers, where there was a blazing fire. A kettle steamed upon the hob, and in the midst of the wreck of papers a table shone, with plenty of wine upon it, and brandy, and rum, and sugar, and lemons.
  3. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) The top cooking surface on a cooker; a cooktop. It typically comprises several cooking elements (often four), also known as ‘rings’.
    • 1913, Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 2
      And the first sound in the house was the bang, bang of the poker against the raker, as Morel smashed the remainder of the coal to make the kettle, which was filled and left on the hob, finally boil.
  4. A rounded peg used as a target in several games, especially in quoits.
  5. A male ferret.
  6. The hub of a wheel.
    • August 31 1776, George Washington, letter to the President of Congress
      the wheels of the carriages sinking up to the hobs rendered it impossible for our whole force to drag them.
Synonyms
  • (cooking surface): cooktop, stovetop
Translations

Verb

hob (third-person singular simple present hobs, present participle hobbing, simple past and past participle hobbed)

  1. (transitive) To create (a gear) by cutting with a hob.
  2. (intransitive) To engage in the process of cutting gears with a hob.

Etymology 2

From Middle English Hob (a diminutive of Robin, an Old French [Term?] diminutive of Robert), through its connection with Robin Goodfellow and (later) the devil. Compare hobgoblin; see robin.

Noun

hob (plural hobs)

  1. (obsolete) A fairy; a sprite; an elf; a bogey.
    • From elves, hobs, and fairies, [] Defend us, good Heaven!
  2. (obsolete) A countryman; a rustic or yokel.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Nares to this entry?)
Synonyms
  • (supernatural creature): See goblin (hostile)
Derived terms
  • play hob with, raise hob

References

  • hob in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • BHO, BOH, HBO, boh

Danish

Etymology

From Old Danish hob, from Middle Low German hōp, from Old Saxon hōp, from Proto-West Germanic *haup (heap), cognate with English heap. Late Old Norse hópr and Swedish hop are also borrowed from Low German.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hoːˀb/, [ˈhoˀb̥]

Noun

hob c (singular definite hoben, plural indefinite hobe)

  1. crowd, multitude (a large amount of people or animals)
  2. (derogatory) common people
  3. heap
  4. (computer science) heap

Inflection

Derived terms

  • galaksehob
  • hoben (crowd, heap, noun)
  • hobe (to heap, verb)
  • til hobe (together, adverb)

German

Pronunciation

Verb

hob

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of heben

Lower Sorbian

Preposition

hob (with accusative)

  1. Obsolete spelling of wob

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