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tempter

[ temp-ter ]
/ ˈtɛmp tər /
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noun

a person or thing that tempts, especially to evil.
the Tempter, Satan; the devil.

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Origin of tempter

1350–1400; tempt + -er1; replacing Middle English temptour<Old French temptere, temptëor<Late Latin temptātōr-, stem of temptātor tempter (to sin), Latin: one who makes an attempt; see tempt, -tor
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Tempter
/ (ˈtɛmptə) /

noun

the Tempter Satan regarded as trying to lead men into sin
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