Barghest Bar"ghest`, n. [Perh. G. berg mountain + geist demon, or b["a]r a bear + geist.] A goblin, in the shape of a large dog, portending misfortune. [Also written {barguest}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Barghest — Barghest, Bargtjest, Bo guest, Bargheist, Bargeist, Barguist, Bargest or Barguest is the name often given in the north of England, especially in Yorkshire, to a legendary monstrous black dog with huge teeth and claws, though in other cases the… …   Wikipedia

  • barghest — [bär′gest΄] n. [< ? Ger berg geist, mountain spirit] Eng. Folklore a doglike goblin whose appearance supposedly foreshadows death or bad luck …   English World dictionary

  • Barghest — Der Barghest (auch „Bargtjest”, „Bo guest” oder „Bargest”) ist ein mythischer Schwarzer Hund, an den man im Norden Englands, insbesondere in Yorkshire, glaubt. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Merkmale und Herkunft 2 Der Barghest in der Literatur 3 Der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Barghest —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Barghest (Donjons et dragons).  Le Barghest, Bargtjest, Bo guest ou Bargest est le nom donné dans le nord de l Angleterre, en particulier dans le Yorkshire, à de légendaires chiens noirs monstrueux dotés d …   Wikipédia en Français

  • barghest — /bahr gest/, n. a legendary doglike goblin believed to portend death or misfortune. [1725 35; appar. BAR(ROW)2 + ghest, OE gaest, var. of gast GHOST] * * * ▪ British folklore also spelled  Barguest, or Bargest,         in folklore of northern… …   Universalium

  • Barghest —    From Gaelic mythology, a giant dog that was supposed to have lived around Yorkshire in northern England. The Barghest came out only at night, and anyone who saw him would die soon …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • barghest — noun a) A legendary monstrous black dog with huge teeth and claws. b) A ghost, elf, or spirit …   Wiktionary

  • barghest — n. dog like goblin that portends death …   English contemporary dictionary

  • barghest — bar·ghest …   English syllables

  • barghest —   n. goblin, often dog like, appearing as portent of death …   Dictionary of difficult words

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