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  1. a minor god, especially one whose influence or authority is entirely local.
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Origin of godling

First recorded in 1490–1500; see origin at God, -ling1
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Examples from the Web for godling

Historical Examples

  • He looked toward the cot by the fire where the godling snorted.

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    Rudyard Kipling

  • In these water is placed for the refreshment of the godling, and they thus resemble the funeral vases of the Greeks.

  • Among the more primitive Gonds the chain has become a godling and is regularly worshipped.

  • The messenger boy who finally brought her expected note, looked to him like a Greek godling.

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    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • We say modest, because on the death of the godling Phton, his father Phoebus withheld his light from the earth a whole day.