shedu

noun
she·​du | \ ˈshā(ˌ)dü \
plural shedim\ -​ādə̇m \

Definition of shedu

1 usually capitalized : one of various semidivine beings represented by ancient Assyrian sculptors as colossal human-headed bulls or lions
2 [Hebrew shēdh, from Assyro-Babylonian shēdu] : a traditional Jewish evil demon

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Assyro-Babylonian shēdu

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“Shedu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shedu. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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