demigod

[ dem-ee-god ]
/ ˈdɛm iˌgɒd /

noun

a mythological being who is partly divine and partly human; an inferior deity.
a deified mortal.

Origin of demigod

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

/ (ˈdɛmɪˌɡɒd) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

demigoddess, fem n

Word Origin for demigod

C16: translation of Latin sēmideus
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