daemon

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

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daemon (plural daemons)

  1. (uncommon) Alternative form of demon.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Maxwell's demon; a derivation from "disk and execution monitor" is generally considered a backronym.

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daemon (plural daemons)

  1. (computing, Unix) A process (a running program) that does not have a controlling terminal.
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daemon

  1. rōmaji reading of ダエモン

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δαίμων (daímōn, dispenser, god, protective spirit).

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Noun[edit]

daemon m (genitive daemōnis); third declension

  1. a genius loci, a lar, the protective spirit or godling of a place or household
  2. (astrology) the 11th of the 12 signs of the zodiac
  3. (ecclesiastical) a demon

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Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative daemon daemōnēs
genitive daemōnis daemōnium
dative daemōnī daemōnibus
accusative daemōnem daemōnēs
daemōnīs
ablative daemōne daemōnibus
vocative daemon daemōnēs

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