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  • n. Alternative spelling of domovoy.


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  • In Russia, its ads use a figure known as a domovoi, a household guardian spirit, in an attempt to lend some authenticity.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Our American fays, leprechauns, nisser, domovoi, and whatnot mostly came over early in this century, shortly after the Awakening.

    Operation Luna

  • Ask her which she prefers, all your police, or her dear little domovoi.

    The Secret of the Night

  • "Eh, my little domovoi doukh, I am going to carry you there in my arms."

    The Secret of the Night

  • Now you do certainly look exactly like a dear little domovoi-doukh.

    The Secret of the Night

  • It is quite possible now that we have our dear little domovoi.

    The Secret of the Night

  • She drew a key from her gown, gave it to the young man and said a few words in Russian to Ermolai, to enforce upon him that he must obey the little domovoi-doukh in anything, day or night.

    The Secret of the Night

  • She threw a suspicious glance at Rouletabille, who was not treated this morning as the dear little domovoi-doukh.

    The Secret of the Night

  • Oh, that dear little domovoi who had been so affected by the tears of Matrena Petrovna!

    The Secret of the Night

  • That dear little living domovoi certainly was a rogue!

    The Secret of the Night


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  • Per Wikipedia,

    A domovoi (Russian: домово́й; literally, "he of the house") is a house spirit in Slavic folklore. Domovois (the Russian plural form is domoviye) are masculine, typically small, and sometimes covered in hair all over. According to some traditions, the domovoi take on the appearance of current or former owners of the house and have a grey beard, sometimes with tails or little horns. There are tales of neighbours seeing the master of the house out in the yard while in fact the real master is asleep in bed. It has also been said that domovoi can take on the appearance of cats or dogs, but reports of this are fewer than of that mentioned before.

    September 20, 2010

  • I think my apartment building HAS domovoye. They live in the bowels of the airshaft and blow cold, cigarette-smelling air at us through the silverware drawer. They also play "music" on bedsprings when the wind blows. Sometimes after we make them offerings of old boots and milk, they stop blowing cigarette smoke at us and blow incense instead.

    December 10, 2006