demigod

noun
demi·​god | \ ˈde-mē-ˌgäd How to pronounce demigod (audio) \

Definition of demigod

1 : a mythological being with more power than a mortal but less than a god
2 : a person so outstanding as to seem to approach the divine the demigods of jazz

Examples of demigod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following his reprisal of the unhinged demigod on Disney+, the British actor is embracing yet another mythical storyline in the new Apple TV+ period drama The Essex Serpent. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 14 May 2022 The Disney+ series will feature Walker Scobell in the title role of 12-year-old Percy, a teen demigod; Aryan Simhadri as Grover, a satyr who is half-boy and half-goat; and Jeffries as Annabeth, a daughter of the goddess Athena. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 13 May 2022 The live-action show tells the fantastical tale of the titular 12-year-old modern demigod (Scobell), who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Joe Otterson, Variety, 5 May 2022 Produced by 20th Television, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is set to follow 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who is coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 11 Apr. 2022 Produced by 20th Television, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is set to follow 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who is coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 11 Apr. 2022 The live-action show tells the fantastical tale of the titular 12-year-old modern demigod (Scobell), who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Joe Otterson, Variety, 11 Apr. 2022 Produced by 20th Television, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is set to follow 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who is coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 11 Apr. 2022 After the shattering, Marika disappeared from The Lands Between, and her demigod children were left to fend for themselves. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of demigod

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 May 2022

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“Demigod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demigod. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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