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Meaning of KELPIE

Pronunciation:  'kelpee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an Australian sheepdog with pointed ears
  2. [n]  (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders
 

KELPIE is a 6 letter word that starts with K.

 

 Synonyms: kelpy
 
 See Also: evil spirit, sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Kel"pie\, Kelpy \Kel"py\, n.; pl. {Kelpies}. [Cf. Gael.
cailpeach, calpach, colpach, a heifer, steer, colt, colpa a
cow or horse.] (Scotch Myth.)
An imaginary spirit of the waters, horselike in form,
vulgarly believed to warn, by preternatural noises and
lights, those who are to be drowned. --Jamieson.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: Davy, Davy Jones, fresh-water nymph, limniad, man fish, mermaid, merman, naiad, Neptune, Nereid, nix, nixie, ocean nymph, Oceanid, Oceanus, Poseidon, sea nymph, sea-maid, sea-maiden, siren, Thetis, Triton, undine, water god, water spirit, water sprite
 

 

 

 

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