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  1. a mythological being who is partly divine and partly human; an inferior deity.
  2. a deified mortal.
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Origin of demigod

1520–30; translation of Latin sēmideus. See demi-, god
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creator, demon, totem, deity, divinity, almighty, father, providence, master, lord, idol, power, spirit, holiness, soul, maker, Jehovah, Allah, numen, Yahweh

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British Dictionary definitions for demigod


    1. a mythological being who is part mortal, part god
    2. a lesser deity
  1. a person with outstanding or godlike attributes
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Derived Formsdemigoddess, fem n

Word Origin

C16: translation of Latin sēmideus
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Word Origin and History for demigod


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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