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The Ancient Greek word δαίμων daimōn denotes a spirit or divine power, much like the Latin genius or numen. Daimōn most likely came from the Greek verb daiesthai (to divide, distribute). The Greek conception of a daimōn notably appears in the works of Plato, where it describes the divine inspiration of Socrates. To distinguish the classical Greek concept from its later Christian interpretation, the former is anglicized as either daemon or daimon rather than demon. The original Greek word daimon does not carry the negative connotation initially understood by implementation of the Koine δαιμόνιον (daimonion), and later ascribed to any cognate words sharing the root.
adjective: demonic of, resembling, or characteristic of demons or evil spirits.
synonyms: devilish, fiendish, diabolical, satanic, Mephistophelean, hellish, infernal; More
•fiercely energetic or frenzied.
“in a demonic hurry”
synonyms: frenzied, wild, feverish, frenetic, frantic, furious, manic, like one possessed
“the demonic intensity of his playing”
of or relating to angels.
“the angelic hosts”
synonyms: divine, heavenly, celestial, holy, seraphic, cherubic; spiritual
antonyms: demonic, infernal
•(of a person) exceptionally beautiful, innocent, or kind.
“she looks remarkably young and angelic”
synonyms: innocent, pure, virtuous, good, saintly, wholesome; beautiful
“Sophie’s angelic appearance”
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