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eudemon

or eu·dae·mon

[yoo-dee-muh n]
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noun
  1. a good or benevolent demon or spirit.
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Origin of eudemon

1620–30; < Greek eudaímōn blessed with a good genius, fortunate, happy, equivalent to eu- eu- + daímōn destiny, fortune, lot; see demon
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Historical Examples

  • Gargantua, a man of fifty-five, is introduced to Eudemon, a boy of twelve.

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  • The devils have passed there, said Eudemon, to carry away the damned souls.

  • Eudemon perceived him first, and calling Gargantua said, Sir, come and see Absalom hanging.


British Dictionary definitions for eudemon

eudemon

eudaemon

noun
  1. a benevolent spirit or demon
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Word Origin

C17: from Greek eudaimōn, from eu- + daimōn in-dwelling spirit; see demon
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