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Où il est question de démons (et de daemons)

Parcourant le web, je suis tombé sur qulques définitions qui permettent d'éclaircir l'origine (possible) de ce mot.

sur : http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/daemon

on trouve la définition suivante :

Meaning of DAEMON
Pronunciation: 	 	'deemun

WordNet Dictionary


  1. [n]  a person who is part mortal and part god
2. [n] one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief

	Synonyms:	 	daimon, demigod, demon, devil, fiend

See Also: Adonis, deity, dibbuk, divinity, dybbuk, evil spirit, god, immortal, incubus, succuba, succubus

sur : http://computing-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/daemon

On trouve la définition suivante :
(operating system) daemon - /day'mn/ or /dee'mn/ (From the mythological meaning, later rationalised as the acronym "Disk And Execution MONitor") A program that is not invoked explicitly, but lies dormant waiting for some condition(s) to occur. The idea is that the perpetrator of the condition need not be aware that a daemon is lurking (though often a program will commit an action only because it knows that it will implicitly invoke a daemon).

For example, under ITS writing a file on the LPT spooler's directory would invoke the spooling daemon, which would then print the file. The advantage is that programs wanting files printed need neither compete for access to, nor understand any idiosyncrasies of, the LPT. They simply enter their implicit requests and let the daemon decide what to do with them. Daemons are usually spawned automatically by the system, and may either live forever or be regenerated at intervals.

Unix systems run many daemons, chiefly to handle requests for services from other hosts on a network. Most of these are now started as required by a single real daemon, inetd, rather than running continuously. Examples are cron (local timed command execution), rshd (remote command execution), rlogind and telnetd (remote login), ftpd, nfsd (file transfer), lpd (printing).

Daemon and demon are often used interchangeably, but seem to have distinct connotations (see demon). The term "daemon" was introduced to computing by CTSS people (who pronounced it /dee'mon/) and used it to refer to what ITS called a dragon.

et sur : http://www.occultopedia.com/d/daimon.htm

On trouve la définition suivante :

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Also Daemon. The Greek daimon means 'divine power', 'fate', or 'god'. To the Greeks daimons were intermediary spirits between human beings and the gods, acting as spiritual advisors. See Genii, Jinn, Djin and Genius.

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En conséquence, je pense que le mot Français « démon » est parfaitement approprié pour nos traductions de « daemon » ET JE LE CLAME BIEN FORT. S'IL LE FAUT, J'EN APPELLERAI AU PEUPLE !

(si on votait ? ;-) )


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