[ dem-ee-god ]
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  1. a mythological being who is partly divine and partly human; an inferior deity.

  2. a deified mortal.

Origin of demigod

1520–30; translation of Latin sēmideus.See demi-, god

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How to use demigod in a sentence

  • With him Alexander was the veritable demigod whom he sottishly decreed that his subjects should see in him.

  • Parr moved back, as if to allow this young demigod the center of the stage.

    The Devil's Asteroid | Manly Wade Wellman
  • Compared with the sordid men around her, with whom he would be an object of supercilious contempt, he seemed like a demigod.

    Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland

British Dictionary definitions for demigod


/ (ˈdɛmɪˌɡɒd) /

    • a mythological being who is part mortal, part god

    • a lesser deity

  1. a person with outstanding or godlike attributes

Origin of demigod

C16: translation of Latin sēmideus

Derived forms of demigod

  • demigoddess, fem n

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