noun, plural in·cu·bi [in-kyuh-bahy, ing-] /ˈɪn kyəˌbaɪ, ˈɪŋ-/, in·cu·bus·es.
Origin of incubus
Examples from the Web for incubi
Historical Examples of incubi
He is in the power of the incubi, whom he has been so long warring against.
I page through the book, and my eye is caught by the part about Incubi and Succubi.Legends
The Fairies marry not; but there be amongst them Incubi, that have copulation with flesh and bloud.Leviathan
Thus we are bound to believe in succubi and incubi, because our teachers have always believed in them.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
During the witchcraft period familiarity of this nature with Incubi or Succubi was punished with death.Woman, Church & State
Matilda Joslyn Gage
noun plural -bi (-ˌbaɪ) or -buses
Word Origin for incubus
c.1200, from Late Latin (Augustine), from Latin incubo "nightmare, one who lies down on (the sleeper)," from incubare "to lie upon" (see incubate). Plural is incubi. In the Middle Ages their existence was recognized by law.