Word of the Day
- A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
- A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
Quote of the DayArt has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.
- René Daumal (1908 - 1944)