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 'ašməday from Avestan Aēšma-daēuua- demon of anger aēšma- anger, Aeshma (a Zoroastrian demon) ; see eis- in Indo-European roots. daēuua- demon ; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.