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daimôn, onos, voc. daimôn S.OC1480 (lyr.), daimon Theoc.2.11, ho, hê, god, goddess, of individual gods or goddesses, Il.1.222, 3.420, etc.; daimoni isos 5.438; emisgeto daimoni daimôn, of Philiê and Neikos, Emp. 59.1:—
but more freq. of the Divine power (while theos denotes a God in person), the Deity, cf. Od.3.27; pros daimona against the Divine power, Il.17.98; sun daimoni by its grace, 11.792; kata daimona, almost, = tuchêi, by chance, Hdt.1.111; tuchai daimonos Pi.O.8.67; amachos d., i. e. Destiny, B.15.23: in pl., hoti daimones thelôsin, what the Gods ordain, Id.16.117; tauta d' en tôi d. S. OC1443; hê tuchê kai ho d. Lys. 13.63, cf.Aeschin.3.111; kata daimona kai suntuchian Ar.Av.544.

2. the power controlling the destiny of individuals: hence, one's lot or forlune, dtugeros de hoi echrae d. Od.5.396, cf. 10.64; daimonos aisa kakê 11.61; daimona dôsô I will deal thee fate, i.e. kill thee, I1.8.166; freq. in Trag. of good or ill fortune, hotan ho d. euroêi A.Pers.601; d. asinês Id.Ag.1342 (lyr.); koinos Id.Th.812; gennaios plên tou daimonos S.OC76; daimonos sklêrotês Antipho 3.3.4; ton oiaka strephei d. hekastps Anaxandr.4.6; personified as the good or evil genius of a family or person, d. tôipleisthenidôn A.Ag.1569, cf. S.OT1194 (lyr.); ho hekastou d. Pl.Phd.107d, cf. PMag.Lond.121.505, Iamb.Myst.9.1; ho d. ho tên hêmeteran moiran lelonchôs Lys.2.78; hapanti d. andri sumparistatai euthus genomenôi mustagôgos tou biou Men.16.2 D.; d. alastores Id.8D.; ho megas [tou Kaisaros] d. Plu.Caes.69; ho sos d. kakos ibid.; ho basileôs d. Id.Art.15; êthos anthrôpôi d. Heraclit.119; Xenokratês phêsi tên psuchên hekastou einai d. Arist.Top.112a37.

II. daimones, hoi, souls of men of the golden age, acting as tutelary deities, Hes.Op. 122, Thgn.1348, Phoc.15, Emp.115.5, etc.; theôn, d., hêrôôn, tôn en Haidou Pl.R.392a: less freq. in sg., daimoni d' hoios eêstha to ergazesthai ameinon Hes.Op.314; ton te d. Dareion ankaleisthe, of the deified Darius, A.Pers.620; nun d' esti makaira d., of Alcestis, E.Alc.1003 (lyr.), cf.IG12(5).305.5 (Paros): later, of departed souls, Luc.Luct.24; daimosin eusebesin, = Dis Manibus, IG14.1683; so theoi d., ib.938, al.: also, ghost, Paus.6.6.8.

2. generally, spiritual or semi-divine being inferior to the Gods, Plu.2.415a, al., Sallust.12, Dam.Pr.183, etc.; esp. evil spirit, demon, Ev.Matt.8.31, J.AJ8.2.5; phauloi d. Alex.Aphr.Pr.2.46; daimonos esodos eis ton anthrôpon, Aret.SD1.4; praxis ekballousa daimonas PMag.Par.1227.

3. agathos d. the Good Genius to whom a toast was drunk after dinner, Ar.V.525, Nicostr.Com.20, D.S.4.3, Plu.2.655e, Philonid. ap. Ath.15.675b, Paus.9.39.5, IG12(3).436 (Thera), etc.; of Nero, a. d. tês oikoumenês OGI666.3; of the Nile, a. d. potamos ib.672.7 (i A.D.); of the tutelary genius of individuals (supr. 1), a. d. Poseidôniou SIG1044.9 (Halic.): pl., daimones a., = Lat. Di Manes, SIG1246 (Mylasa): Astrol., agathos, kakos d., names of celestial klêroi, Paul.Al.N.4, O.1, etc. (Less correctly written Agathodaimôn, q.v.).

B. = daêmôn, knowing, d. machês skilled in fight, Archil.3.4. (Pl. Cra.398b, suggests this as the orig. sense; while others would write daêmones in Archil., and get rid of this sense altogether; cf. however haimôn. More probably the Root of daimôn (deity) is daiô to distribute destinies;; cf. Alcm.48.)