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leprechaun in Ir. folk—lore, a pygmy sprite. XVII ( lubrican). — Ir. lupracán, leipracán, lioprachán, in MIr. luchrupán, OIr. luchorpán, f. lu small + corp body (— L. corpus).

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leprechaun

leprechaun (lĕp´rəkŏn), Irish fairy represented as a tiny old man. Leprechauns are mischievous and elusive creatures, said to possess buried crocks of gold, the location of which they will reveal if forced.

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leprechaun in Irish folklore, a small mischievous sprite. The word is Irish, and comes ultimately from Old Irish lu ‘small’ + corp ‘body’.

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lep·re·chaun / ˈleprəˌkän; -ˌkôn/ • n. (in Irish folklore) a small, mischievous sprite.

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Leprechaun

Leprechaun Woof! 1993 (R)

A sadistic 600-year-old leprechaun winds up wreaking havoc in North Dakota. If this makes no particular sense, neither does the film which is basic horror story excess. A man goes to Ireland for his mother's funeral, steals the gold belonging to the leprechaun, locks the creature up, and winds up accidentally taking the evil imp back to the States with him. When the leprechaun gets free, he wants a bloodthirsty revenge—and shoes. One of the so-called humorous bits is the leprechaun's shoe fetish. Irish eyes will not be smiling watching this mess. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, Mark Holton, John Sanderford, Robert Gorman, Shay Duffin, John Voldstad; D: Mark Jones; W: Mark Jones; C: Levie Isaacks. VIDEO

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