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demiurge


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demiurge  \Dem"i*urge\,  n.  [Gr.  dhmioyrgo`s  a  worker  for  the 
  people,  a  workman,  especially  the  maker  of  the  world,  the 
  Creator;  dh`mios  belonging  to  the  people  (fr.  dh^mos  the 
  people)  +  'e`rgon  a  work.] 
  1.  (Gr.  Antiq.)  The  chief  magistrate  in  some  of  the  Greek 
  states. 
 
  2.  God,  as  the  Maker  of  the  world. 
 
  3.  According  to  the  Gnostics,  an  agent  or  one  employed  by  the 
  Supreme  Being  to  create  the  material  universe  and  man. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demiurge 
  n  :  a  subordinate  deity,  in  some  philosophies  the  creator  of  the 
  universe 




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