cacodemon

noun
caco·​de·​mon | \ ˌka-kə-ˈdē-mən How to pronounce cacodemon (audio) \

Definition of cacodemon

: demon

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Other Words from cacodemon

cacodemonic \ ˌka-​kə-​di-​ˈmä-​nik How to pronounce cacodemon (audio) \ adjective

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Examples of cacodemon in a Sentence

he'd often wrestle with his conscience, but inevitably the cacodemons would win
Recent Examples on the Web Fat and floaty cacodemons vomit onto the streets, turning the pavement to rubble. Matthew Gault, Time, 21 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of cacodemon

1538, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cacodemon

borrowed from Late Latin cacodaemōn "calamitous," borrowed from Greek kakodaímōn "possessed by a malevolent spirit, ill-fated, (as noun) malevolent spirit," from kako- caco- + daímōn "personal spirit, bringing luck or ill, that accompanies an individual" — more at demon

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“Cacodemon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cacodemon. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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