Mephistopheles

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noun Meph·is·toph·e·les \ˌme-fə-ˈstä-fə-ˌlēz\

Definition of Mephistopheles

  1. :  a chief devil in the Faust legend

Mephistophelian

play play \ˌme-fə-stə-ˈfēl-yən, mə-ˌfis-tə-\ or

Mephistophelean

play \same, or ˌme-fə-ˌstä-fə-ˈlē-ən\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of mephistopheles

German


First Known Use: circa 1590


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