the tempter

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

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