from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Mahomet or Mohammed: an old form of the name of the Arabian prophet.
  • n. [lowercase] A monster; a terrifying creature.
  • n. The devil; an evil spirit: so called as confused or identified, in the medieval mind, which regarded all heretics and false prophets as instigated by the devil, with Mahomet or Mohammed, the False Prophet. Compare maumet.
  • n. [lowercase] An idol or pagan deity. See maumet.


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