shedu

noun

she·​du
ˈshā(ˌ)dü
plural shedim
-ādə̇m
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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Etymology

Assyro-Babylonian shēdu

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“Shedu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shedu. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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