What does cacodemon mean?

Definitions for cacodemonˌkæk əˈdi mən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cacodemon, cacodaemon(noun)

    an evil spirit


  1. cacodemon(Noun)

    An evil or malevolent spirit.

  2. cacodemon(Noun)

    The twelfth astrological House, from which only evil prognostics are alleged to proceed.

  3. Origin: From κακοδαίμων, from κακός + δαίμων.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cacodemon(noun)

    an evil spirit; a devil or demon

  2. Cacodemon(noun)

    the nightmare

  3. Origin: [Gr. ; kako`s bad + demon: cf. F. cacodmon.]


  1. Cacodemon

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cacodemon

    kak-o-dē′mon, n. an evil spirit: (Shak.) a nightmare. [Gr. kakos, bad, and Demon.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cacodemon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cacodemon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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