Definitions

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  • n. An evil or malevolent spirit.
  • n. The twelfth astrological House, from which only evil prognostics are alleged to proceed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An evil spirit; a devil or demon.
  • n. The nightmare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An evil spirit; a devil.
  • n. In medicine, the nightmare.
  • n. In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an evil spirit

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek κακοδαίμων (kakodaimōn, "ill-starred"), from κακός (kakos, "bad") + δαίμων (daimōn, "genius, divinity"). (Wiktionary)

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  • There are many invisible wee men
    Who pester though we don't see them.
    There are fairies and sprites
    But the prince of dark knights
    Is the horrid and fierce cacodemon.

    October 2, 2014