Azazel

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noun Aza·zel \ə-ˈzā-zəl, ˈa-zə-ˌzel\

Definition of Azazel

  1. :  an evil spirit of the wilderness to which a scapegoat was sent by the ancient Hebrews in a ritual of atonement

Origin and Etymology of azazel

Hebrew ʽăzāzēl


First Known Use: 1639


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