Puck, Robin Goodfellow(noun)
a mischievous sprite of English folklore
puck, hockey puck(noun)
a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey
a mischievous sprite in Celtic mythology and English folklore.
One of the satellites of the planet Uranus
Origin: From puke, from puca, from pūkô, from (s)pāug(')-. Cognate with púki, spok, spuk, Spuk. More at spook.
a celebrated fairy, "the merry wanderer of the night;" -- called also Robin Goodfellow, Friar Rush, Pug, etc
Origin: [OE. pouke; cf. OSw. puke, Icel. pki an evil demon, W. pwca a hobgoblin. Cf. Poker a bugbear, Pug.]
In English folklore, Puck is a mythological Fairy or mischievous nature sprite. Puck is also a generalised personification of land spirits. In more recent times, the figure of Robin Goodfellow is identified as a puck. The Old English puca is a kind of half-tamed woodland sprite, leading folk astray with echoes and lights in nighttime woodlands, or coming into the farmstead and souring milk in the churn. Since, if you "speak of the Devil" he will appear, Puck's euphemistic "disguised" name is "Robin Goodfellow" or "Hobgoblin", in which "Hob" may substitute for "Rob" or may simply refer to the "goblin of the hearth" or hob. The name Robin is Middle English in origin, deriving from Old French Robin, the pet form for the name Robert. The earliest reference to "Robin Goodfellow" cited by the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1531. After Meyerbeer's successful opera Robert le Diable, neo-medievalists and occultists began to apply the name Robin Goodfellow to the Devil, with appropriately extravagant imagery.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
puk, n. a goblin or mischievous sprite: a merry fairy in Midsummer Night's Dream.—adj. Puck′ish. [M. E. pouke—Celt., as Ir. puca, W. pwca, bwg; conn. with Ice. púki. Cf. Pug, Bug.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a tricky, mischievous fairy, identified with Robin Goodfellow, and sometimes confounded with a house spirit, propitiated by kind words and the liberty of the cream-bowl.
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The numerical value of PUCK in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of PUCK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- قرص, قرص لعبة الهوكيArabic
- discCatalan, Valencian
- touš, puk, kotoučCzech
- Puck, Eishockeyscheibe, ScheibeGerman
- disco, disco de gomaSpanish
- galet, rondelle, paletFrench
- korong, jégkorongHungarian
- disco di gommaItalian
- 퍽, 장난 좋아하는 요정Korean
- disco de hóqueiPortuguese
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