Azazel

noun
Aza·​zel | \ ə-ˈzā-zəl How to pronounce Azazel (audio) , ˈa-zə-ˌzel How to pronounce Azazel (audio) \

Definition of Azazel

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

First Known Use of Azazel

1639, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Azazel

Hebrew ʽăzāzēl

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“Azazel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Azazel. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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