noun, plural dai·mo·nes [dahy-muh-neez] /ˈdaɪ məˌniz/, dai·mons.

Related formsdai·mon·ic [dahy-mon-ik] /daɪˈmɒn ɪk/, dai·mon·is·tic [dahy-muh-nis-tik] /ˌdaɪ məˈnɪs tɪk/, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of daimon

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British Dictionary definitions for daimon



a variant of daemon, demon (def. 3)
Derived Formsdaimonic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for daimon

transliteration of Greek daimon "lesser god, guiding spirit, tutelary deity," 1852; see demon. Employed to avoid the post-classical associations of that word.

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