succubus

[suhk-yuh-buhs]
noun, plural succubi [suhk-yuh-bahy] .
1.
a demon in female form, said to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep. Compare incubus ( def 1 ).
2.
any demon or evil spirit.
3.
a strumpet or prostitute.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin, variant of Latin succuba succuba; cf. incubus

incubus, succubus.
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succubus (ˈsʌkjʊbəs)
 
n , pl -bi
1.  Compare incubus Also called: succuba a female demon fabled to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
2.  any evil demon
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin succuba harlot, from Latin succubāre to lie beneath, from sub- + cubāre to lie]

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succubus
late 14c., alteration (after incubus) of L.L. succuba "strumpet," applied to a fiend in female form having intercourse with men in their sleep, from succubare "to lie under," from sub- "under" + cubare "to lie down" (see cubicle).
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They are succubi among the contented evils of nowadays.
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