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daemon

[dee-muh n] /ˈdi mən/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology.
  1. a god.
  2. a subordinate deity, as the genius of a place or a person's attendant spirit.
2.
a demon.
Also, daimon.
Origin
< Latin daemōn a spirit, an evil spirit < Greek daímōn a deity, fate, fortune; compare daíesthai to distribute
Related forms
daemonic
[dih-mon-ik] /dɪˈmɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
daemonistic
[dee-muh-nis-tik] /ˌdi məˈnɪs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for daemonistic

daemon

/ˈdiːmən/
noun
1.
a demigod
2.
the guardian spirit of a place or person
3.
a variant spelling of demon (sense 3)
Derived Forms
daemonic (diːˈmɒnɪk) adjective
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daemon

n.

alternative spelling (in specialized senses) of demon (q.v.). Related: Daemonic.

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daemonistic in the Bible

the Greek form, rendered "devil" in the Authorized Version of the New Testament. Daemons are spoken of as spiritual beings (Matt. 8:16; 10:1; 12:43-45) at enmity with God, and as having a certain power over man (James 2:19; Rev. 16:14). They recognize our Lord as the Son of God (Matt. 8:20; Luke 4:41). They belong to the number of those angels that "kept not their first estate," "unclean spirits," "fallen angels," the angels of the devil (Matt. 25:41; Rev. 12:7-9). They are the "principalities and powers" against which we must "wrestle" (Eph. 6:12).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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