Jewish Folklore an evil spirit or chief demon
Origin of AsmodeusClassical Latin Asmodaeus ; from Classical Greek Asmodaios ; from Talmudic Classical Hebrew (language) ashmeday ; from Avestan A?šm? da?va, Aeshma the deceitful
A demon appearing in the biblical book of Tobit, considered in the Talmud to be the king of demons and depicted in later Jewish tradition as a mischievous sprite.
Origin of AsmodeusMedieval Latin Asmodaeus, from Mishnaic Hebrew ’ašm&schwa;day, from Avestan *A&emacron;šma-da&emacron;uua-, demon of anger : a&emacron;šma-, anger, Aeshma (a Zoroastrian demon); see eis- in Indo-European roots + da&emacron;uua-, demon; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.