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daemon

[ dee-muhn ]
/ ˈdi mən /
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noun

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

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Origin of daemon

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

OTHER WORDS FROM daemon

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

daemon

daimon

/ (ˈdiːmən) /

noun

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

Derived forms of daemon

daemonic (diːˈmɒnɪk), adjective
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