- a god.
- a subordinate deity, as the genius of a place or a person's attendant spirit.
Origin of daemon
Examples from the Web for daemon
Daemon by Daniel Suarez “One of the only works of fiction I've read in years… a terrific bit of sci-fi.”
Socrates believed that he was guided in all his actions by a supernatural voice, which he called his "daemon."A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
This daemon watched the progress of the theatrical company with eyes gloating with vengeance.Vivian Grey|Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
At the same time Scipio had in his nature 50 no tinge of what the Greeks called the daemon in man and we the divine spark.Ancient Rome|Mary Agnes Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for daemon
Word Origin and History for daemon
alternative spelling (in specialized senses) of demon (q.v.). Related: Daemonic.