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 (sŭk′yə-bəs) also suc·cu·ba (-bə)
n. pl. suc·cu·bus·es or suc·cu·bi (-bī′, -bē′) also suc·cu·bae (-bē′, -bī′)
1. A female demon supposed to descend upon and have sexual intercourse with a man while he sleeps.
2. An evil spirit; a demon.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, alteration (influenced by Late Latin incubus, incubus) of Latin succuba, paramour, from succubāre, to lie under : sub-, sub- + cubāre, to lie down.]
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(ˈsʌk yə bəs)

n., pl. -bi (-ˌbaɪ)
1. a demon in female form, said to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men. Compare incubus (def. 1).
2. any demon or evil spirit.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin, variant of Latin succuba paramour <succubāre to lie beneath (suc- suc- + cubāre to lie down)]
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succubus, succuba

a demon that assumes a female form to tempt men to intercourse, especially appearing in their dreams. — succubi, succubae, n. pl.
See also: Demons
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.succuba - a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping mensuccuba - a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
daemon, daimon, demon, devil, fiend - an evil supernatural being
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The Princess, Venice the tourist city personified, extending a "meagre, blue-nailed, phthisic hand / To climb the waterstair" (CPP 41), provides the most shocking image of the waning days of Empire: a sickly succuba figure rising from her buried past ("blue-nailed") accosts the Burbanks (upon whom she will prey in a small way), with a spectacle of her tourist attractions (the painted, rhapsodized, museumized reproduction of her glorious past).
Guard against the temptations of your crude, despicable nature!" By this time the conception of the terrible kiss of the succuba had gained currency in literature, e.g., Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus or Cazotte's The Devil in Love.
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