- a mythological being who is partly divine and partly human; an inferior deity.
- a deified mortal.
Origin of demigod
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Examples from the Web for demigod
Given what advocates have had to deal with in the past, the man seems like a demigod.Michel Martelly—Can He Lead?
September 21, 2011
Bachchan, after a few decades of demigod status in Bollywood, is the very baritone of authority in Indian film.What Does India Think About Slumdog Millionaire?
January 22, 2009
And you are a demagogue, and a demigod, and a Jew, and a Mephisto!Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13
Silenus, the nurse and teacher of Bacchus—a demigod of the woods.Keats: Poems Published in 1820
As might be supposed, the hero of the Nile was, after this, almost worshipped as a demigod.The Battle and the Breeze
That Lygian was in their eyes then a demigod worthy of 25 honor and statues.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year
He has been the target of abuse that knew no mercy; but he has been worshiped as a demigod.Abraham Lincoln and the Union
Nathaniel W. Stephenson
- a mythological being who is part mortal, part god
- a lesser deity
- a person with outstanding or godlike attributes
C16: translation of Latin sēmideus
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Word Origin and History for demigod
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