Related formsdai·mon·ic [dahy-mon-ik] /daɪˈmɒn ɪk/, dai·mon·is·tic [dahy-muh-nis-tik] /ˌdaɪ məˈnɪs tɪk/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for daimonic

Historical Examples of daimonic

  • What is the relation of the daimonic element to the personality which comes and goes?

  • Human souls, not all of them, but only the pious ones, are daimonic and divine.


    Th. Pascal

  • One who becomes conscious of the daimonic element within him does not recognise it as innocent and in its first stage.

  • The daimonic experiences through which he has passed are enough to prove to him his own immortality.

  • The growing and increasing force within him is his daimonic element,—that within him which pushes out beyond himself.

British Dictionary definitions for daimonic


  1. a variant of daemon, demon (def. 3)
Derived Formsdaimonic, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for daimonic



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper