221 (Demosthenes to Sausage-Seller; tr. Alan H. Sommerstein):
Now crown yourself and pour libation to the god Blockhead...
ἀλλὰ στεφανοῦ καὶ σπένδε τῷ Κοαλέμῳ...
Id. 634-638 (prayer uttered by Sausage-Seller):
I said, "Come now, ye Saucies and Bamboozlers, ye Follies and Imps; come, god of Cheek, and Agora in
which I was brought up as a boy, give me now a brazen boldness,
a resourceful tongue and a shameless voice."
"ἄγε δὴ Σκίταλοι καὶ Φένακες," ἦν δ᾽ ἐγώ,
"Βερέσχεθοί τε καὶ Κόβαλοι καὶ Μόθων, 635
ἀγορά τ᾽ ἐν ᾗ παῖς ὢν ἐπαιδεύθην ἐγώ,
νῦν μοι φράσος καὶ γλῶτταν εὔπορον δότε
φωνήν τ᾽ ἀναιδῆ."
635 τε καὶ Κόβαλοι codd.: Κοαλέμοί τε Dobree
Μόθων Kuster: Μόθωνες codd.
Some say English goblin is related to Greek κόβαλος
, but see the discussion by Anatoly Liberman