demon

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See also: démon and dêmon

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • 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')

Etymology[edit]

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

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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 notes[edit]

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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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: de‧mon

Noun[edit]

demon m (plural demonen or demons)

  1. demon

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

demon

  1. Genitive singular form of demo.

Latin[edit]

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dēmon m

  1. accusative singular of dēmos

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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demon m

  1. demon

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek δαίμονας (daímonas).

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demon m (plural demoni)

  1. demon
  2. (figuratively) a despicable person

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek δαίμονας (daímonas).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

dèmōn m (Cyrillic spelling дѐмо̄н)

  1. demon

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