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Asmodeus

[az-muh-dee-uh s, as-] /ˌæz məˈdi əs, ˌæs-/
noun, Jewish Demonology.
1.
an evil spirit.
Origin of Asmodeus
< Latin Asmodaeus < Greek Asmodaîos < Hebrew ashmədhai
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Asmodeus

/æsˈməʊdɪəs; ˌæsməʊˈdiːəs/
noun
1.
(in Jewish demonology) prince of the demons
Word Origin
via Latin Asmodaeus, from Avestan Aēsma-daēva, spirit of anger
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Word Origin and History for Asmodeus

evil spirit, prince of demons, from Latin Asmodaeus, from Greek Asmodaios, from Talmudic Hebrew Ashmeday, from Avestan Aeshma-dæva, "Aeshma the deceitful," from aeshma "anger," daeva- "spirit, demon."

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