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demon

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English

Alternative spellings

  • daemon, dæmon (these spellings are generally only found for the senses of inner spirit and divinity of Greek mythology)

Etymology

From Greek δαίμων (daimōn) ‘god, goddess, divine power, genius, guardian spirit, from δαίω (daiō) ‘to divide, to distribute destinies, to allot’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
demon

Plural
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  1. An evil spirit.
  2. A fallen angel or Satanic divinity; a false god.
  3. One's inner spirit or genius, a daimon.
  4. (Greek mythology) A spirit or lesser divinity between men and gods.
  5. A foible; a flaw in a person's character.
    The demon of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth.
  6. Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability.
    He's a demon at the card tables.

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Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈd̪ɛmɔn̪/

Noun

demon m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|demon]]

  1. demon

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative demon demony
Genitive demona demonów
Dative demonowi demonom
Accusative demona demony
Instrumental demonem demonami
Locative demonie demonach
Vocative demonie demony

Romanian

Etymology

Greek δαίμονας (daímonas)

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈdemon]

Noun

demon m. (plural demoni)

  1. demon
  2. (figuratively) a despicable person

Declension


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