Demon

Demon

1. A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology. The demon kind is of an inmediate nature between the divine and the human. (Sydenham)

2. One's genius; a tutelary spirit or internal voice; as, the demon of Socrates. [Often written daemon.

3. An evil spirit; a devil. That same demon that hath gulled thee thus. (Shak)

Origin: f. Demon, L. Daemon a spirit, an evil spirit, fr. Gr. A divinity; of uncertain origin.


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