daemon

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See also: Dämon and dæmon

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Etymology 1[edit]

A borrowing of Latin daemon (tutelary deity), from Ancient Greek δαίμων (daímōn, dispenser, tutelary deity).

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daemon (plural daemons)

  1. (uncommon) Alternative form of demon.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Maxwell's demon; a derivation from “disk and execution monitor” is generally considered a backronym.

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daemon (plural daemons)

  1. (computing, Unix) A process (a running program) that does not have a controlling terminal.
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  • (Unix): Often a daemon will be a server.
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daemon

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ダエモン

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δαίμων (daímōn, dispenser, god, protective spirit).

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daemōn m (genitive daemonis); third declension

  1. a genius loci, a lar, the protective spirit or godling of a place or household
  2. (astrology) the 11th of the 12 signs of the zodiac
  3. (ecclesiastical) a demon

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative daemōn daemonēs
Genitive daemonis daemonum
Dative daemonī daemonibus
Accusative daemonem daemonēs
Ablative daemone daemonibus
Vocative daemōn daemonēs

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References[edit]

  • daemon in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • daemon in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • daemon in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • daemon in The Perseus Project, Perseus Encyclopedia[1], 1999
  • daemon in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898