Word of the day

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incubus (noun) – 1. An evil spirit supposed to descend upon and have sexual intercourse with women as they sleep.
2. A nightmare.
3. An oppressive or nightmarish burden.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Imaginary being or demon, credited with causing nightmares, and, in male form, consorting with women in their sleep,” circa 1200, from Late Latin incubus (Augustine), from Latin incubo “nightmare, one who lies down on (the sleeper),” from incubare “to lie upon”.


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