noun, plural in·cu·bi [in-kyuh-bahy, ing-] /ˈɪn kyəˌbaɪ, ˈɪŋ-/, in·cu·bus·es.
Origin of incubus
Examples from the Web for incubus
Historical Examples of incubus
I now began to despise my body—I almost hated it as an incubus!The Prodigal Returns
Three times she strove to throw off the incubus, to speak, but in vain.At Pinney's Ranch
It relates that one night Incubus invaded a certain lady's bedroom.
But Incubus told her if she would so forsake him, he would be revenged upon her.
It has been an incubus of discouragement in all intellectual pursuits.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
George Sumner Weaver
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.