Demiurge Definition

dĕmē-ûrj
noun
A public magistrate in some ancient Greek states.
American Heritage
A ruling force or creative power.
Webster's New World
In Platonism, a deity or creative force that shaped the material world.
Webster's New World
In Gnosticism, a deity subordinate to the supreme deity, sometimes considered the creator of evil.
Webster's New World
pronoun

(Platonism) The subordinate being that fashions the perceptible world in the light of eternal ideas.

Wiktionary

(Gnosticism) A prideful, inferior being that creates the material world; frequently identified with the creator God of the Hebrew Bible.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Demiurge

Noun

Singular:
demiurge
Plural:
demiurges

Origin of Demiurge

  • Late Latin dēmiurgus from Greek dēmiourgos artisan dēmios public (from dēmos people dā- in Indo-European roots) ergos worker (from ergon work werg- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Δημιουργός (Dēmiourgos).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Demiurge (proper noun)

    From Wiktionary

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