As nouns the difference between demon and demonym
is that demon
is demon while demonym
is a name for an inhabitant or native of a specific place that is derived from the name of the place.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* daemon, (typically only used today for the sense of 'a Greek or Roman godling' )
* daimon (''typically only used in the sense of 'inner spirit' or 'personal guardian')
An evil spirit.
A fallen angel or Satanic divinity; a false god.
One’s inner spirit or genius, a daimon.
(Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A genius, a lar, the protective spirit or godling of a place, household, or individual.
A foible; a flaw in a person’s character.
Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability.
- The demon of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth.
(figurative) Anything with malevolent effects.
- He’s a demon at the card tables.
- the demon drink
The original Greek and Roman meanings often employ synonyms or the variant spellings daimon' or ' daemon to differentiate them from the more common ecclesiastical sense.
* See also
A name for an inhabitant or native of a specific place that is derived from the name of the place.
(obsolete) A pseudonym formed of an adjective.
- Why is it that people from the United States use American as ''their'' demonym ?
- The Logophile has my favourite demonym , I would write under it if he didn't.