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 (dī′mōn′) also de·mon or dae·mon (dē′mən)
n. Greek Mythology
1. An inferior deity, such as a deified hero.
2. An attendant spirit; a genius.

[Greek daimōn; see dā- in Indo-European roots.]


a variant of daemon, demon3
daiˈmonic adj


(ˈdaɪ moʊn) also daemon,

n., pl. -mo•nes (-məˌniz) -mons.
a divinity or a manifestation of divine power in ancient Greek belief.
[< Latin daemōn a spirit < Greek daímōn a deity]
dai•mon′ic (-ˈmɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daimon - an evil supernatural beingdaimon - an evil supernatural being    
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
incubus - a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women
succuba, succubus - a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
dibbuk, dybbuk - (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
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