Daemons

daemon

[dee-muhn]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology.
a.
a god.
b.
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

daemonic [dih-mon-ik] , daemonistic [dee-muh-nis-tik] , adjective
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daemon or daimon (ˈdiːmən)
 
n
1.  a demigod
2.  the guardian spirit of a place or person
3.  a variant spelling of demon
 
daimon or daimon
 
n
 
daemonic or daimon
 
adj

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daemon
alt. spelling (in specialized senses) of demon (q.v.).
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Daemon definition


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).

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