Demiurge meaning

dĕmē-ûrj
A powerful creative force or personality.
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A public magistrate in some ancient Greek states.
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A deity in Gnosticism, Manichaeism, and other religions who creates the material world and is often viewed as the originator of evil.
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A Platonic deity who orders or fashions the material world out of chaos.
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A ruling force or creative power.
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Something (as an institution, idea, or individual) conceived as an autonomous creative force or decisive power.
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(Platonism) The subordinate being that fashions the perceptible world in the light of eternal ideas.
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(Gnosticism) A prideful, inferior being that creates the material world; frequently identified with the creator God of the Hebrew Bible.
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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