daemon vs demigod what difference

what is difference between daemon and demigod

English

Etymology 1

A borrowing of Latin daemon (tutelary deity), from Ancient Greek δαίμων (daímōn, dispenser, tutelary deity).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈdiː.mən/
  • Rhymes: -iːmən
  • Hyphenation: dae‧mon

Noun

daemon (plural daemons)

  1. (uncommon) Alternative form of demon.
Derived terms
  • daemonic
Related terms
  • cacodaemon
  • cacodaemonic
  • cacodaemoniacal
  • cacodemon
  • cacodemonic
  • daimon

Etymology 2

From Maxwell’s demon; a derivation from “disk and execution monitor” is generally considered a backronym.

Alternative forms

  • dæmon, daimon, demon

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdiːmən/, /ˈdeɪmən/
  • Rhymes: -iːmən, -eɪmən
  • Hyphenation: dae‧mon

Noun

daemon (plural daemons)

  1. (computing, Unix) A process (a running program) that does not have a controlling terminal.
Usage notes
  • (Unix): Often a daemon will be a server.
Translations
See also
  • background process

Anagrams

  • Modane, Modena, moaned, modena, nomade

Japanese

Romanization

daemon

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ダエモン

Latin

Alternative forms

  • demon (Medieval)

Etymology

From Ancient Greek δαίμων (daímōn, dispenser, god, protective spirit).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈdae̯.moːn/, [ˈd̪äe̯moːn]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈde.mon/, [ˈd̪ɛːmɔn]

Noun

daemōn m (genitive daemonis); third declension

  1. a genius loci, a lar, the protective spirit or godling of a place or household
  2. (astrology) the 11th of the 12 signs of the zodiac
  3. (ecclesiastical) a demon

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Derived terms

  • daemonicus

Related terms

  • daemonium
  • cacodemon
  • calodemon

Descendants

  • Italian: demone
  • Albanian: djemën
  • Aromanian: demun
  • English: daemon, demon
  • Galician: demo
  • German: Dämon
  • Irish: deamhan
  • Portuguese: demo
  • Translingual: Felis daemon

References

  • daemon in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • daemon in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • daemon in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • daemon in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • daemon in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper’s Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers


English

Alternative forms

  • demi-god

Etymology

demi- +‎ god. Calque of the Latin semideus (half-god), which is probably a coining by the Roman poet Ovid for less important gods such as dryads.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛmɪɡɒd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɛmɪɡɑd/

Noun

demigod (plural demigods)

  1. A half-god or hero; the offspring of a deity and a mortal.
  2. A lesser deity.

Synonyms

  • (offspring of a deity and a mortal): half-god, hero

Translations

Anagrams

  • Megiddo

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