an evil spirit.
Historical Examples

She would cleave to the good God Lucifer, and she aspired to be the bride of Asmodeus.
Devil-Worship in France Arthur Edward Waite

Aeshma, later Asmodeus, may be named; he is one of the Drvants, or storm-fiends.
History of Religion Allan Menzies

I feel like “waving aside all roofs,” in the way of Le Sage’s Asmodeus.
Adventures In Contentment David Grayson

In short, we became inseparable; and our despised and despising fellow-students thence designated us Don Cleofas and Asmodeus.
Excursions in the mountains of Ronda and Granada, with characteristic sketches of the inhabitants of southern Spain, vol. 1/2 Charles Rochfort Scott

Because she had been given to seven husbands and a devil named Asmodeus had killed them, at their first going in unto her.
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various

Asmodeus sharpened his wits in his conversations with the wisest of kings.
Devil Stories Various

The devils of Lust are considered elsewhere, and Asmodeus among them; there is another aspect of him which here concerns us.
Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway

Unswerving Nemesis has followed that wild theorem in many forms, of which the most significant is Asmodeus.
Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway

It was as if some invisible Asmodeus had revealed to this simple frontiersman a world of which he had never dreamed.
Selected Stories Bret Harte

Along with pretty Saracen maidens, or memories of them, were brought back into Europe legends of Asmodeus.
Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway

(in Jewish demonology) prince of the demons

evil spirit, prince of demons, from Latin Asmodaeus, from Greek Asmodaios, from Talmudic Hebrew Ashmeday, from Avestan Aeshma-dæva, “Aeshma the deceitful,” from aeshma “anger,” daeva- “spirit, demon.”

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