Since the Greek word for devil is diabolos, I assume that our English word
is derived from the Greek. Both Satan and diabolos mean something like
accuser or slanderer.
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0395
On Wed, 24 Jul 2002, Stuart d Kirkley wrote:
> Recently, it occurred to me that the word 'devil' is probably a
> contraction of 'do evil' = d'evil =devil. I wonder if anyone has any
> further hard information that might support this.
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