Definitions for cacodemonˌkæk əˈdi mən
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an evil spirit
An evil or malevolent spirit.
The twelfth astrological House, from which only evil prognostics are alleged to proceed.
Origin: From κακοδαίμων, from κακός + δαίμων.
an evil spirit; a devil or demon
Origin: [Gr. ; kako`s bad + demon: cf. F. cacodmon.]
A cacodemon is an evil spirit or a demon. The opposite of a cacodemon is an agathodaemon or eudaemon, a good spirit or angel. The word cacodemon comes through Latin from the Ancient Greek κακοδαίμων meaning an evil spirit, whereas daimon would be a neutral spirit in Greek and Tychodaimon would be a good spirit. In psychology, cacodemonia is a form of insanity in which the patient believes that they are possessed by an evil spirit. The first known occurrence of the word cacodemon dates to 1398. In Shakespeare's Richard III Act 1 Scene 3, Queen Margaret calls Richard a "cacodemon" for his foul deeds and manipulations.
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