cacodæmon

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cacodæmon (plural cacodæmons)

  1. Alternative spelling of cacodaemon
    • 1790, James Bruce, Travels to diſcover the Source of the Nile, in The Analytical Review, volume VII, page 10:
      My own conjecture is, that the apis was the emblem of the arable land of Egypt; the crocodile, the typhon, or cacodæmon, the type of an overabundant Nile; that the ſcarabæus was the land which had been overflowed, and from which the water had ſoon retired, and has nothing to do with the reſurrection or immortality, neither of which at that tune were in contemplation.