Alastor

noun
Alas·​tor | \ ə-ˈla-stər, -ˌstȯr \
plural -s

Definition of Alastor

: any of certain avenging deities or spirits especially in Greek antiquity

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First Known Use of Alastor

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alastor

Greek alastōr, from a- a- entry 2 + -lastōr (probably from lan to look); akin to Sanskrit lasati he shines

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“Alastor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alastor. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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