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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kelpy, kelpienoun

    (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders

  2. kelpienoun

    an Australian sheepdog with pointed ears


  1. kelpienoun

    (Celtic folklore) A malevolent shapeshifting spirit, most often in the form of a horse, believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland.

  2. kelpienoun

    An Australian breed of sheepdog.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kelpienoun

    alt. of Kelpy


  1. Kelpie

    The kelpie is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland; the name may be from Scottish Gaelic cailpeach or colpach "heifer, colt".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kelpie

    Kelpy, kel′pi, n. (Scot.) a malignant water-sprite haunting fords in the form of a horse.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kelpie

    an imaginary water-spirit which, it is said, appears generally in the form of a horse.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. kelpie

    A mischievous sea-sprite, supposed to haunt the fords and ferries of the northern coasts of Great Britain, especially in storms.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kelpie in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kelpie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
  • A. loom
  • B. elate
  • C. render
  • D. affront

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