demon

[ dee-muh n ]
/ ˈdi mən /

noun

adjective

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or noting a demon.
possessed or controlled by a demon.

Origin of demon

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin daemonium < Greek daimónion, thing of divine nature (in Jewish and Christian writers, evil spirit), neuter of daimónios, derivative of daímōn; (def 6) < Latin; see daemon

Definition for demon (2 of 2)

demon-


variant of demono- before a vowel: demonism.
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British Dictionary definitions for demon

demon

/ (ˈdiːmən) /

noun

Word Origin for demon

C15: from Latin daemōn evil spirit, spirit, from Greek daimōn spirit, deity, fate; see daemon
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Word Origin and History for demon

demon


n.
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