Fictional vs Wolpertinger - What's the difference?

fictional | wolpertinger |


As an adjective fictional

is invented, as opposed to real.

As a noun wolpertinger is

a fictional creature said to inhabit the alpine forests of bavaria, having various incongruous features such as wings, antlers, and fangs.

fictional

English

Adjective

(wikipedia fictional) (en adjective)
  • Invented, as opposed to real.
  • Romeo and Juliet are fictional characters.
    The janitor's account of the crime turned out to be entirely fictional .

    wolpertinger

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia wolpertinger)
  • A fictional creature said to inhabit the alpine forests of Bavaria, having various incongruous features such as wings, antlers, and fangs.
  • * 1995 , Greg N Carlson, Francis Jeffry Pelletier, The generic book
  • The wolpertinger roams the mountains and forests of the Bavarian Alps.
  • * 2004 , Bill Cannon, Texas: Land of Legend and Lore
  • ...fall into the same category as Germany's wolpertingers , which we have seen on our visits to that country.
  • * 2006 , Regine Eckardt, Meaning change in grammaticalization
  • We can however think of hypothetical worlds w' that contain wolpertingers and/or unicorns...