noun \-bəs\
plural suc·cu·bi\-ˌbī, -ˌbē\

Definition of SUCCUBUS

:  a demon assuming female form to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep — compare incubus

Origin of SUCCUBUS

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, alteration of Latin succuba paramour, from succubare to lie under, from sub- + cubare to lie, recline
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix


noun \ˈsək-yə-bəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural suc·cu·bi \-ˌbī, -ˌbē\

Medical Definition of SUCCUBUS

: an imaginary demon assuming female form and formerly held to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep—compare incubus 1


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