Definition of Satan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsātn/


Old English, via late Latin and Greek from Hebrew śāṭān, literally 'adversary', from śāṭan 'plot against'.

  • This has been used as a name for the Devil since Anglo-Saxon times, and goes back to Hebrew sātān, which literally meant ‘adversary’. William Blake's great poem ‘Jerusalem’, which is part of Milton (1804–1808) and later became a popular hymn, is the source of the phrase dark satanic mills. ‘Jerusalem’ also gave us ‘England's green and pleasant land’.

Words that rhyme with Satan

Clayton, Deighton, Leighton, Paton, phaeton, straighten, straiten

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Syllabification: Sa·tan

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