Asmodeus definition

ăzmə-dēəs, ăs-
(jewish folklore, person, proper) An evil spirit or chief demon.
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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.
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Origin of asmodeus

  • Medieval Latin Asmodaeus from Mishnaic Hebrew ’ašməday from Avestan Aēšma-daēuua- demon of anger aēšma- anger, Aeshma (a Zoroastrian demon) eis- in Indo-European roots daēuua- demon dyeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition