Mephistopheles


Meph·is·toph·e·les

noun \ˌme-fə-ˈstä-fə-ˌlēz\

Definition of MEPHISTOPHELES

:  a chief devil in the Faust legend
Me·phis·to·phe·lian \ˌme-fə-stə-ˈfēl-yən, mə-ˌfis-tə-\ or Me·phis·to·phe·lean \same, or ˌme-fə-ˌstä-fə-ˈlē-ən\ adjective

Origin of MEPHISTOPHELES

German
First Known Use: circa 1590

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