tempter

[temp-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that tempts, especially to evil.
2.
the Tempter, Satan; the devil.

Origin:
1350–1400; tempt + -er1; replacing Middle English temptour < Old French temptere, temptëor < Late Latin temptātōr-, stem of temptātor tempter (to sin), Latin: one who makes an attempt; see tempt, -tor

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tempt (tɛmpt)
 
vb
1.  to attempt to persuade or entice to do something, esp something morally wrong or unwise
2.  to allure, invite, or attract
3.  to give rise to a desire in (someone) to do something; dispose: their unfriendliness tempted me to leave the party
4.  to risk provoking (esp in the phrase tempt fate)
 
[C13: from Old French tempter, from Latin temptāre to test]
 
'temptable
 
adj
 
'tempter
 
n

Tempter (ˈtɛmptə)
 
n
the Tempter Satan regarded as trying to lead men into sin

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