American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A female demon supposed to descend upon and have sexual intercourse with a man while he sleeps.
- n. An evil spirit; a demon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A demon fabled to have sexual intercourse with human beings in their sleep.
- n. A female demon which comes to men, especially monks, in their dreams to seduce them and have sexual intercourse, drawing energy from the men to sustain themselves, often until the point of exhaustion or death.
- n. A strumpet, whore or prostitute.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A demon or fiend; especially, a lascivious spirit supposed to have sexual intercourse with the men by night; a succuba. Cf. incubus.
- n. (Med.) The nightmare. See Nightmare, 2.
- n. a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
- Alteration in Middle English of Late Latin succuba ("strumpet, especially a mythological fiend in female form who has intercourse with men in their sleep"), from succubare ("to lie under"), from sub- ("under") + cubare ("to lie down"), from Proto-Indo-European *keu(b) (“to bend, to turn”). (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“ReverandG and eat them with some fava beans and some fine Chianti. on the subject of self censoring & the word succubus ....”
“People are wondering why succubus is considered part of Wizard’s IP.”
“In later times she was known as a succubus who destroyed her lovers.”
“She was some kind of a morbid Catholic, because that word succubus was unknown to the profane.”
“If you haven't seen the South Park episode featuring Chef almost marrying a succubus, you should know that a succubus is a demon in female form who kill men for their energy.”
“A succubus is a demon who takes the form of a beautiful woman to seduce men (especially monks) in dreams to have ...”
“A good deal of the players returning to the house was bleeped out, so I can only assume that everyone was repeating "succubus" over and over.”
“First "succubus" is broadcast nationally, and then The Chenbot's ode to anal sex with The Beast.”
“The CBS censors, on the whole a class of people renowned for their small-minded ignorance, knew better, because "succubus" didn't get bleeped.”
“Great galloping unicorns, The Chenbot doesn't know what "succubus" means!”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘succubus’.
Please contribute your favorite words from any of Gene Wolfe’s books to this prize-winning list.
In case you come across words in this list which are too commonplace to fit in, please ...
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Turned this up on etymonline.com (link). It's amazing.
1937, coined in the fantasy tales of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
On a blank leaf I scrawled: 'In a hole...
Trinkets of lexical goodness.
Adult themed words
Noteworthy, but why?
Words that make me think of Vampire: The Requiem
Looking for tweets for succubus.