demi·​god ˈde-mē-ˌgäd How to pronounce demigod (audio)
: a mythological being with more power than a mortal but less than a god
: 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 From his perch in the skies above Washington — hovering like a winged demigod — Dan Rosenson would occasionally fall into a philosophic mood. John Kelly, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 Liszt was hailed in his lifetime as the demigod of the piano, the virtuoso idol who occasioned mass fainting spells, and in the hundred and thirty-seven years since his death no one has challenged his preëminence. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 Elden Ring is set in the Lands Between, a realm fraught with danger and ruled by several demigods. Jade Chung-Lee, PCMAG, 21 July 2023 Disney announced the remake earlier this spring and has secured Dwayne Johnson to return to the role of Maui, the grandiose demigod of the wind and sea. Johnson is producing via his Seven Bucks Productions along with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 May 2023 That Cole, an innocent farmer, is already hanging off the side of the bus like an action demigod is less nagging than the central confusion built into the story. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 21 Apr. 2023 Yet everyone who faithfully (hate) watches the Oscars knows that there’s always a lot going on other than demigods doling out awards to one another or smiling for the hoi polloi at home. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2023 Ordered to series in January, Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows the title character (Scobell), a 12-year-old demigod who is just coming to terms with his newfound powers when the sky god, Zeus, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 May 2022 Fish people, demigods and aliens instead of people of different ethnicities? Murtada Elfadl, Variety, 31 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of demigod was in 1530

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“Demigod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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demi·​god ˈdem-i-ˌgäd How to pronounce demigod (audio)
: one who is partly divine and partly human
: an outstanding person who seems godlike

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