god-man

noun

1
God-man : christ
when man prays, the sacred image of the God-man is with himH. O. Taylor
2
plural god-men : one who is both a god and a man or who has the qualities of both : demigod, superman
their safety … is bound up with the life of one of these god-menJ. G. Frazer

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of god-man was in the 15th century

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“God-man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/god-man. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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