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since 1880
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in 2010


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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Devil" mean? The list below shows the origins of Devil as well as things modernly associated with the name Devil such as celebrities named Devil.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dev"il
  1. The Evil One; Satan, represented as the tempter and spiritual of mankind."Jesus] being forty days tempted of the devil." [Luke iv. 2.]"That old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world." [Rev. xii. 9.]
  2. An evil spirit; a demon."A dumb man possessed with a devil." [Matt. ix. 32.]
  3. A very wicked person; hence, any great evil."That devilGlendower.""The devildrunkenness." [Shak.]"Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?" [John vi. 70.]
  4. An expletive of surprise, vexation, or emphasis, or, ironically, of negation.(Low)"The devil a puritan that he is, . . . but a timepleaser." [Shak.]"The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there." [Pope.]
  5. [Cookery] A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper."Men and women busy in baking, broiling, roasting oysters, and preparing devils on the gridiron." [Sir W. Scott.]
  6. [Manuf] A machine for tearing or cutting rags, cotton, etc.

Etymology: AS. deófol deóful; akin to G. �eufel, Goth. diabaúlus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. � the devil, the slanderer, fr. � to slander, calumniate, orig., to throw across; � across + � to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr. gal to fall. Cf. Diabolic

verb dev"il
  1. To make like a devil; to invest with the character of a devil.
  2. To grill with Cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking, as with pepper."A deviled leg of turkey." [W. Irving.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A word used in exclamations of confusion ("what the devil")
  2. An evil supernatural being
  3. (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
  4. A rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
  5. A cruel wicked and inhuman person
  6. Coat or stuff with a spicy paste ("devilled eggs")
  7. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

See devil

  1. (theology) The chief devil; Satan.

What does the name Devil mean?

Dis for dashing, the romantic you!

Eis for elegant, born within you.

Vis for volunteer, your giving side.

Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

Past life for Devil born May 9, 1954

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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