daimon

noun

dai·​mon ˈdī-ˌmōn How to pronounce daimon (audio)
plural daimones ˈdī-mə-ˌnēz How to pronounce daimon (audio) or daimons
daimonic adjective

Examples of daimon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before answering the question, note that the word in question is not demonic, from the Greek word daimon, meaning a deity (remember that the Greek gods were notoriously jealous and greedy), but demotic, from the Greek word demos, meaning the people — the same root as democratic. Michael Barone, Orange County Register, 14 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Greek daímōn — more at demon

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of daimon was in 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Daimon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daimon. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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