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Gnome vs. Leprechaun

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Gnomenoun

A brief reflection or maxim; a pithy saying.

Leprechaunnoun

(Irish folklore) One of a race of elves that can reveal hidden treasure to those who catch them.

Gnomenoun

An elemental (spirit or corporeal creature associated with a classical element) associated with earth.

Leprechaunnoun

A small mischevous elf or spirit in Irish folklore; it is often depicted in literature as a dwarfish bearded old man; - legend tells that if a leprechaun is captured, he will reveal the location of his hidden pot of gold.

Gnomenoun

One of a legendary race of human-like beings, usually imagined as short and possibly bearded males, who inhabit the inner parts of the earth and act as guardians of mines, mineral treasure, etc.; in modern fantasy literature, when distinguished from dwarves, gnomes are usually even smaller than dwarves and more focussed on engineering than mining.

Leprechaunnoun

a mischievous elf in Irish folklore

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Gnomenoun

A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.

Leprechaun

A leprechaun (Irish: leipreachán/luchorpán) is a diminutive supernatural being in Irish folklore, classed by some as a type of solitary fairy. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief.

Gnomenoun

The northern pygmy owl, Glaucidium gnoma, a small owl of the western United States.

Gnomenoun

A small statue of a dwarf-like character, often bearded, placed in a garden.

Gnomenoun

An upper atmospheric optical phenomenon associated with thunderstorms, a compact blue starter.

Gnomenoun

A banker, especially a secretive international one.

‘the gnomes of Zurich’;

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Gnomenoun

An imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, etc.

Gnomenoun

A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.

Gnomenoun

A small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States.

Gnomenoun

A brief reflection or maxim.

Gnomenoun

a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure

Gnomenoun

a short pithy saying expressing a general truth

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Gnome

A gnome is a mythological creature and diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus in the 16th century and later adopted by more recent authors including those of modern fantasy literature. Its characteristics have been reinterpreted to suit the needs of various story tellers, but it is typically said to be a small humanoid that lives underground.Diminutive statues of gnomes introduced as lawn ornaments during the 19th century grew in popularity during the 20th century and came to be known as garden gnomes.

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