Satan

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noun Sa·tan \ˈsā-tən\

Definition of Satan

  1. 1 :  the angel who in Jewish belief is commanded by God to tempt humans to sin, to accuse the sinners, and to carry out God's punishment

  2. 2 :  the rebellious angel who in Christian belief is the adversary of God and lord of evil

Examples of satan in a sentence

  1. <some people believe that Satan can successfully tempt almost anyone with lies and flattery>

Origin and Etymology of satan

Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew śāṭān adversary


First Known Use: before 12th century



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