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succubus

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noun suc·cu·bus \-bəs\

Definition of succubus

plural suc·cu·biplay \-ˌbī, -ˌbē\

  1. :  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

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succubus

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noun suc·cu·bus \ˈsək-yə-bəs\

Medical Definition of succubus

plural suc·cu·bi \-ˌbī, -ˌbē\play play

  1. :  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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