Definition of Familiar spirit
1. Noun. A spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Familiar Spirit
Literary usage of Familiar spirit
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"OF THE D^MON, OR familiar spirit OF SOCRATES OUR knowledge of Socrates would be defective if we knew nothing of the genius, which, he said, had assisted him ..."
2. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"X3 bottle,* a familiar spirit consulted by > stand a soothsayer having a familiar ... The consulting of familiar spirit mav mean no more than invoking them ..."
3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"A familiar spirit. Apparently a cant term with those who pretended to deal iii magic, and similar impostures. Of Dapper, in the Alchemist, it is said that ..."
4. Synonyms of the Old Testament: Their Bearing on Christian Faith and Practice by Robert Baker Girdlestone (1871)
"Ob, or the familiar spirit.—§ 5. The Witch of Endor.—§ 6. Xd'onl, or the Wizard.—§ 7. ... familiar spirit ..."