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demigod

[dem-ee-god] /ˈdɛm iˌgɒd/
noun
1.
a mythological being who is partly divine and partly human; an inferior deity.
2.
a deified mortal.
Origin of demigod
1520-1530
1520-30; translation of Latin sēmideus. See demi-, god
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demigod

/ˈdɛmɪˌɡɒd/
noun
1.
  1. a mythological being who is part mortal, part god
  2. a lesser deity
2.
a person with outstanding or godlike attributes
Derived Forms
demigoddess, noun:feminine
Word Origin
C16: translation of Latin sēmideus
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Word Origin and History for demigod
n.

1520s, from demi- + god, rendering Latin semideus. The child of sexual intercourse between a deity and a mortal, a man raised to divine rank, or a minor god.

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