Asmodeus

[az-muh-dee-uh s, as-]

Origin of Asmodeus

< Latin Asmodaeus < Greek Asmodaîos < Hebrew ashmədhai
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Asmodeus

noun
  1. (in Jewish demonology) prince of the demons

Word Origin for Asmodeus

via Latin Asmodaeus, from Avestan Aēsma-daēva, spirit of anger
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Word Origin and History for asmodeus

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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