Energumen
Energumen En`er*gu"men, n. [L. energumenos, fr. Gr. ? possessed by an evil spirit, from ?: cf. F. ['e]nergum[`e]ne. See {Energetic}.] (Eccl. Antiq.) One possessed by an evil spirit; a demoniac. [1913 Webster]

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  • energumen — ENERGUMÉN, energumeni, s.m. (În superstiţii) Om despre care se crede că este posedat de diavol. ♦ fig. Om agitat, exaltat. – Din fr. énergumène. Trimis de RACAI, 21.11.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  energumén s. m., pl. energuméni Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Energumēn — (griech.), ein von einem Dämon besessener rasender Schwärmer (s. Exorzismus) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • energumen — [en΄ər gyo͞o′mən] n. 〚LL(Ec) energumenos < Gr energoumenos, prp. pass. of energein, to work on: see ENERGY〛 1. a person supposedly possessed by an evil spirit; demoniac 2. a fanatic; enthusiast * * * …   Universalium

  • energumen — index bigot Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • energumen — [en΄ər gyo͞o′mən] n. [LL(Ec) energumenos < Gr energoumenos, prp. pass. of energein, to work on: see ENERGY] 1. a person supposedly possessed by an evil spirit; demoniac 2. a fanatic; enthusiast …   English World dictionary

  • energumen — noun a) A person possessed by an evil ghost, spirit, or entity. b) A frantic and hysterical person …   Wiktionary

  • energumen — en|er|gu|men Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • energumen — [ˌɛnə gju:mən] noun archaic a person believed to be possessed by the devil or a spirit. Origin C18: via late L. from Gk energoumenos, passive participle of energein work in or upon …   English new terms dictionary

  • energumen — en·er·gu·men …   English syllables

  • energumen — /ɛnɜˈgjumən/ (say ener gyoohmuhn) noun 1. someone possessed by an evil spirit; a demoniac. 2. a fanatical enthusiast. {Late Latin energūmenus, from Greek energoumenos, present participle passive of energein operate, influence} …   Australian English dictionary

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