or eu·dae·mon

[yoo-dee-muh n]


a good or benevolent demon or spirit.

Origin of eudemon

1620–30; < Greek eudaímōn blessed with a good genius, fortunate, happy, equivalent to eu- eu- + daímōn destiny, fortune, lot; see demon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a benevolent spirit or demon

Word Origin for eudemon

C17: from Greek eudaimōn, from eu- + daimōn in-dwelling spirit; see demon
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