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archfiend

[ahrch-feend] /ˈɑrtʃˈfind/
noun
1.
a chief fiend.
2.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; arch-1 + fiend
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archfiend

/ˌɑːtʃˈfiːnd/
noun
1.
(often capital) the archfiend, the chief of fiends or devils; Satan
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Word Origin and History for arch-fiend

archfiend

n.

1667, from arch (adj.) + fiend (n.). Originally and typically Satan (cf. arch-foe "Satan," 1610s).

So stretcht out huge in length the Arch-fiend lay. ["Paradise Lost," 1667]

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