Azazel definition

ə-zāzəl, ăzə-zĕl
In the Bible, the evil spirit in the wilderness to whom a scapegoat was sent on the Day of Atonement.
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(person, proper) In ancient Hebrew tradition, a place in the wilderness or an evil spirit in the desert to which a scapegoat is to be sent on the Day of Atonement.
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(islam) One of the jinn.
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Origin of azazel

  • Hebrew ‘ăzā’zēl ʕzz in Semitic roots

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