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noun (incubi)
  1. An evil spirit supposed to oppress people while asleep, especially to have sex with women as they sleep.
  2. A feeling of oppression during sleep; night terrors, a nightmare.
  3. Any oppressive thing or person; a burden.
  4. (insect) One of a genus of parasitic insects.
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<br clear="all"/> Etymology: From Late Latin incubus < incubo "nightmare, one who lies down on the sleeper" < incubare "to lie upon, to hatch" < in- "on" + cubare "to lie" < Proto-Indo-European base
  • keu(b)- "to bend, to turn".



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