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demiurge

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noun demi·urge \ˈde-mē-ˌərj\

Definition of demiurge

  1. 1 capitalized a :  a Platonic subordinate deity who fashions the sensible world in the light of eternal ideas b :  a Gnostic subordinate deity who is the creator of the material world

  2. 2 :  one that is an autonomous creative force or decisive power

demi·ur·gic play \-jik\ also demi·ur·gi·cal play \-ji-kəl\ adjective


Origin of demiurge

Late Latin demiurgus, from Greek dēmiourgos, literally, artisan, one with special skill, from dēmios of the people (from dēmos people) + -ourgos worker (from ergon work) — more at demagogue, work


First Known Use: 1840

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