Origin of Lucifer
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In explaining him, some Yezidis likened him to Lucifer, whom the main Abrahamic traditions regard as the devil.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The star fell from grace like a leather jogging pant-clad, tattooed Lucifer.Justin Bieber’s No Good, Very Bad Year: Alleged Prostitutes, Reckless Driving, and More|Amy Zimmerman|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And in her, the castles every story, was just another chamber of Lucifer's Laboratory.
The author of I, Lucifer crafts a werewolf novel that is intelligent, fast-moving, creative, and thrilling.
This represents Lucifer's position as covering cherub, close to the throne of God in heaven.Best Stories from the Best Book|James Edson White
Through their meddlesome interference, the "Lucifer," after it had twice been presented on the stage, was interdicted.
Of the "Lucifer," therefore, it may truly be said, it is the biography of a national soul.
She is noted by writers to haue bin a verie euill woman, proud, and high-minded as Lucifer, and therewith disdainful.Holinshed Chronicles, Volume I, Complete|Raphaell Holinshed
Lucifer, a Latin name signifying light-bringer, and properly applied to the morning-star.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
Word Origin for Lucifer
Belief that it was the proper name of Satan began with its use in Bible to translate Greek Phosphoros, which translates Hebrew Helel ben Shahar in Isaiah xiv:12 -- "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!" [KJV] Because of the mention of a fall from Heaven, the verse was interpreted by Christians as a reference to Satan, even though it is literally a reference to the King of Babylon (cf. Isaiah xiv:4).
Lucifer match "friction match" is from 1831. Adjectival forms include Luciferian, Luciferine, Luciferous. There was a noted Bishop Lucifer of Cagliari in Sardinia in the 4th century, regarded locally as a saint.
Another name for Satan.
A name, traditional in Christianity, for the leader of the devils, an angel who was cast from heaven into hell because he rebelled against God. Lucifer is usually identified with Satan. The name Lucifer, which means “bearer of light” or “morning star,” refers to his former splendor as the greatest of the angels.