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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: Late Latin succuba 'prostitute', from Latin succubare 'to lie under', from sub- ( SUB-) + cubare 'to lie'

succubus

noun
     
suc‧cu‧bus plural succubi [countable]
a female devil that in the past was believed to have sex with a sleeping man

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