Azazel

noun Aza·zel \ ə-ˈzā-zəl , ˈa-zə-ˌzel \

Definition of Azazel

: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


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