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How do I need to understand the Greek διάβολος as a adjective/common noun?; Often it is refered to a a proper noun ' The Devil',  but could it be linguistically be understood as 'The Accuser; a description of one who accuses?'

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The word "διάβολος" in ancient Greek was an adjective.

The three genders were διάβολος (masc), διάβολος (fem.), διάβολον (neut.) = slanderous, defametory.

It was also used as a noun "ο διάβολος" = the slanderer

Nowadays, in modern Greek, the word is used only as a noun and it means "the Devil"

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