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Cacodæ'mon

An evil spirit. Astrologers give this name to the Twelfth House of Heaven, from which only evil prognostics proceed. (Greek, kakos daimon.)

Hie thee to hell for shame, and leave the world,
Thou cacodemon.

Shakespeare: Richard III., i.3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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