Satan meaning

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In Abrahamic religions, a powerful spiritual being, the tempter and persecutor of humanity, sometimes considered as an angel who rebelled against God and became the Devil.
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(christian theol., person, proper) The great enemy of humankind and of goodness; the Devil: usually identified with Lucifer, the chief of the fallen angels.
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(judaism, person, proper) Any of various celestial beings functioning as accuser or critic of humanity.
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Satan is the Devil.

Lucifer is an example of Satan.

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Alternative form of Satan (especially in the sense "a demon follower of Satan; a fallen angel").
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(countable) A demon follower of Satan (principal evil spirit); a fallen angel.
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(religion) The supreme evil spirit in the Abrahamic religions, who tempts humanity and rules Hell; the Devil.

Many LaVeyans reject the notion that Satan is bad.

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Obsolete form of satin.
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(religion, Theistic Satanism) The same figure, regarded as a deity to be revered and worshipped.

I have revered Satan ever since I became a Satanist.

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A person or animal regarded as particularly malignant, detestable or evil; used as an epithet or as a name for an animal.
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(Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks) A utility that analyzes security vulnerabilities on the Internet. In April 1995, it was placed onto the Net as freeware by computer security specialist Dan Farmer. For more information, visit www.porcupine.org/satan.
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Origin of satan

  • Middle English from Old English from Late Latin Satān from Greek Satanas, Satān from Hebrew śāṭān devil, adversary from śāṭan to accuse, act as adversary śṭn in Semitic roots

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

  • Old English Satan, from Latin Satān, from Ancient Greek Σατάν (Satan), from Hebrew שָׂטָן (Śāṭān, “adversary, accuser").

    From Wiktionary