cacodaemon

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From Ancient Greek κακοδαίμων (kakodaímōn), from κακός (kakós, bad, evil) and δαίμων (daímōn, divinity, genius).

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cacodaemon (plural cacodaemons)

  1. A wicked or malevolent spirit as opposed to agathodemon (a good spirit).
  2. Twelfth astrological House, from which only evil prognostics are alleged to proceed. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (obsolete) A nightmare.

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