Prince of Darkness



Calque of Latin prīnceps tenebrārum, used in the epic poem Paradise Lost (1667).

Proper nounEdit

Prince of Darkness (plural Princes of Darkness)

  1. (uncountable) Satan; the Devil.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:Satan
  2. (by extension, countable) A particularly evil person.
  3. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see prince,‎ darkness.
    • 1991, J. P. Timmons, Mysterious Secrets of the Dark Kingdom, chapter 11:
      The highest level of promotion for a human in the Dark Kingdom is in the Ruler of Darkness hierarchy as a Prince of Darkness. A Prince or Princess of Darkness is among the elite in the Dark Kingdom and has the privileges of a Power.


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