Mephistopheles

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Schröer suggests a combination of Hebrew מֵפִיץ mêp̄îṣ ("destroyer") and ט֫פֶל tōp̄el ("liar") from ט֫פֶל שֶׁ֫קֶר tōp̄el šeqer ("falsehood plasterer"), see שֶׁקֶר; compare Job xiii:4).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛ.fɪ.ˈstɒ.fɪ.liːz/

Proper noun[edit]

Mephistopheles

  1. The Devil to whom Faust sold his soul in the legend.

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Noun[edit]

Mephistopheles

  1. A fiendish person, especially one who tricks someone into following a destructive or disastrous course of action; a tempter.


References[edit]

  1. ^ [Eugen Kölbing].