[ dee-muh n ]
/ ˈdi mən /


Classical Mythology.
  1. a god.
  2. a subordinate deity, as the genius of a place or a person's attendant spirit.
a demon.
Also daimon.

Origin of daemon

< Latin daemōn a spirit, an evil spirit < Greek daímōn a deity, fate, fortune; compare daíesthai to distribute

Related forms

dae·mon·ic [dih-mon-ik] /dɪˈmɒn ɪk/, dae·mon·is·tic [dee-muh-nis-tik] /ˌdi məˈnɪs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for daemon



/ (ˈdiːmən) /


a demigod
the guardian spirit of a place or person
a variant spelling of demon (def. 3)

Derived Forms

daemonic (diːˈmɒnɪk), adjective
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