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Demogorgon

[dee-muh-gawr-guh n, dem-uh-]
noun
  1. a vague, mysterious, infernal power or divinity mistakenly thought to belong to ancient mythology.
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Origin of Demogorgon

First recorded in 1580–90, Demogorgon is from the Late Latin word Dēmogorgōn, of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for demogorgon

Historical Examples of demogorgon

  • They congratulated her on her complete escape from Demogorgon.

    Evan Harrington, Complete

    George Meredith

  • And the same idea is sung by Demogorgon at the close of the fifth Act.

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote

  • But had my name been Demogorgon, after so prolonged a mystery he had still been disappointed.

    Across the Plains

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Dryden says: ‘When the moon arises, and Demogorgon walks his round.’

    Witch, Warlock, and Magician

    William Henry Davenport Adams

  • Great Gorgon, Demogorgon, whose name might not be uttered, a magician who had power over the spirits of the lower world.


British Dictionary definitions for demogorgon

Demogorgon

noun
  1. a mysterious and awesome god in ancient mythology, often represented as ruling in the underworld
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Word Origin for Demogorgon

C16: via Late Latin from Greek
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