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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Demon

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(Greek: daimon; daimonion, a genius: a spirit between the gods and men).

In the New Testament the word is synonymous with the evil spirit, and in English versions of the Bible is rendered "devil" and consequently designates a maleficent being, a meaning not necessarily implied in the original yord "demon." One possessed or controlled by an evil spirit is a demoniac, or energumen. Demons are often used in art associated with

  • Saint Bernard of Menthon
  • Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus
  • Saint Oswald
  • Saint Patrick

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Entry for 'Demon'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/d/demon.html. 1910.

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