Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An evil spirit; a devil.
  • noun In medicine, the nightmare.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An evil spirit; a devil or demon.
  • noun (Med.) The nightmare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun an evil spirit

Etymologies

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

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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