demon

See also: démon and dêmon

EnglishEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

  • daemon, dæmon (typically only used today for the sense of 'a Greek or Roman godling')
  • daimon (typically only used in the sense of 'inner spirit' or 'personal guardian')

EtymologyEdit

From Latin daemon (lar, genius, guardian spirit), from Ancient Greek δαίμων (daimōn, dispenser, god, protective spirit).

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NounEdit

demon (plural demons)

  1. An evil spirit.
  2. A fallen angel or Satanic divinity; a false god.
  3. One’s inner spirit or genius, a daimon.
  4. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A genius, a lar, the protective spirit or godling of a place, household, or individual.
  5. A foible; a flaw in a person’s character.
    The demon of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth.
  6. Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability.
    He’s a demon at the card tables.
  7. (figuratively) Anything with malevolent effects.
    the demon drink

Usage notesEdit

The original Greek and Roman meanings often employ synonyms or the variant spellings daimon or daemon to differentiate them from the more common ecclesiastical sense.

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demon m (plural demonen or demons)

  1. demon

FinnishEdit

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demon

  1. Genitive singular form of demo.

PolishEdit

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demon m

  1. demon

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Greek δαίμονας (daímonas).

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demon m (plural demoni)

  1. demon
  2. (figuratively) a despicable person

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /děmoːn/
  • Hyphenation: de‧mon

NounEdit

dèmōn m (Cyrillic spelling дѐмо̄н)

  1. demon

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Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 20:34