- an evil spirit.
Origin of Asmodeus
Examples from the Web for asmodeus
Like the cloak of Asmodeus, it was covered over with figures.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
Aeshma, later Asmodeus, may be named; he is one of the Drvants, or storm-fiends.History of Religion
Had the real horned Asmodeus walked in, the agitation could not have been greater.Ghetto Comedies
His 'Asmodeus,' on the tongue of the world, might be doing the part of Mentor really.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
Benfey identified Asmodeus as Zend Aêshma-daêva, demon of lust.Demonology and Devil-lore
Moncure Daniel Conway
- (in Jewish demonology) prince of the demons
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."