daemon

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See also: Dämon and dæmon

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From Latin daemon (genius, lar, guardian spirit), from Ancient Greek δαίμων (daímōn, dispenser, god, protective spirit).

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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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daemon

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ダエモン

Latin[edit]

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

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daemon m (genitive daemōnis); 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 i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative daemon daemōnēs
genitive daemōnis daemōnium
dative daemōnī daemōnibus
accusative daemōnem daemōnēs
ablative daemōne daemōnibus
vocative daemon daemōnēs

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References[edit]

  • daemon in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “daemon”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • daemon” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • daemon in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • daemon in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers