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devil

[ dev-uhl ]
/ 藞d蓻v 蓹l /
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noun
verb (used with object), dev路iled, dev路il路ing or (especially British) dev路illed, dev路il路ling.
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Idioms about devil

Origin of devil

before 900; Middle English devel,Old English d膿ofol<Late Latin diabolus<Greek di谩bolos Satan (Septuagint, NT), literally, slanderer (noun), slanderous (adj.), verbid of diab谩llein to assault someone's character, literally, to throw across, equivalent to dia-dia- + b谩llein to throw

OTHER WORDS FROM devil

outdevil, verb (used with object), out路dev路iled, out路dev路il路ing or (especially British) out路dev路illed, out路dev路il路ling.sub路dev路il, nounun路der路dev路il, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for devil

devil
/ (藞d蓻vl) /

noun
verb -ils, -illing or -illed or US -ils, -iling or -iled

Word Origin for devil

Old English d膿ofol, from Latin diabolus, from Greek diabolos enemy, accuser, slanderer, from diaballein, literally: to throw across, hence, to slander
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for devil

devil

A bad or fallen angel. (See Satan.)

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