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Succubus vs. Siren

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Succubusnoun

(medieval folklore) A female demon which comes to men, especially monks, in their dreams to seduce them and have sexual intercourse, drawing energy from the men to sustain themselves, often until the point of exhaustion or death.

Sirennoun

(Greek mythology) One of a group of nymphs who lured mariners to their death on the rocks.

Succubusnoun

A strumpet, whore or prostitute.

Sirennoun

One who sings sweetly and charms.

Succubusnoun

A demon or fiend; especially, a lascivious spirit supposed to have sexual intercourse with the men by night; a succuba. Cf. Incubus.

Sirennoun

A dangerously seductive woman.

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Succubusnoun

The nightmare. See Nightmare, 2.

Sirennoun

(biology) A member of an order of mammals of Sirenia (first attested in French in Dominique Bouhours, Les entretiens d'Ariste et d'Eugène, 1671).

Succubusnoun

a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men

Sirennoun

(biology) A member of a genus of aquatic salamanders of the family Sirenidae (originally introduced by Linnaeus, 1766, for a genus of his reptiles), commonly used for all species subsumed under the family of Sirenidae.

Succubusnoun

a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men.

Sirennoun

A device, either mechanical or electronic, that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm or signal, or the sound from such a device (first recorded 1879).

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Succubus

A succubus is a demon or supernatural entity in folklore, in female form, that appears in dreams to seduce men, usually through sexual activity. According to religious traditions, repeated sexual activity with a succubus can cause poor physical or mental health, even death.

Sirennoun

(music) A musical instrument, one of the few aerophones in the percussion section of the symphony orchestra (patented as Acme Siren in 1895).

Sirenverb

To make a noise with, or as if with, a siren.

Sirenadjective

Relating to or like a siren.

Sirennoun

One of three sea nymphs, - or, according to some writers, of two, - said to frequent an island near the coast of Italy, and to sing with such sweetness that they lured mariners to destruction.

‘Next where the sirens dwell you plow the seas;Their song is death, and makes destruction please.’;

Sirennoun

An enticing, dangerous woman.

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Sirennoun

Something which is insidious or deceptive.

‘Consumption is a siren.’;

Sirennoun

A mermaid.

Sirennoun

Any long, slender amphibian of the genus Siren or family Sirenidæ, destitute of hind legs and pelvis, and having permanent external gills as well as lungs. They inhabit the swamps, lagoons, and ditches of the Southern United States. The more common species (Siren lacertina) is dull lead-gray in color, and becames two feet long.

Sirennoun

An instrument for producing musical tones and for ascertaining the number of sound waves or vibrations per second which produce a note of a given pitch. The sounds are produced by a perforated rotating disk or disks. A form with two disks operated by steam or highly compressed air is used sounding an alarm to vessels in fog.

Sirenadjective

Of or pertaining to a siren; bewitching, like a siren; fascinating; alluring; as, a siren song.

Sirennoun

a sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived;

‘Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears so they would not hear the Siren's fatal song’;

Sirennoun

a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive

Sirennoun

a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound

Sirennoun

an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning

Sirennoun

eel-like aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills

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