cacodaemon

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κακοδαίμων, combination of: κακός (kakós, bad, evil) and δαίμων (daimōn, divinity, genius).

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  • IPA(key): /kækəˈdiːmən/

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cacodaemon (plural cacodaemons)

  1. Wicked or malevolent spirit as opposed to agathodemon (a good spirit).
  2. Twelfth astrological House, from which only evil prognostics are alleged to proceed.
  3. (obsolete) nightmare

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