demigod

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n demigod a person who is part mortal and part god
    • n demigod a person with great powers and abilities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Demigod A half god, or an inferior deity; a fabulous hero, the offspring of a deity and a mortal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demigod An inferior or minor deity; one partaking of the divine nature; specifically, a fabulous hero produced by the intercourse of a deity with a mortal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Demigod dem′i-god half a god: one whose nature is partly divine, esp. a hero fabled to be the offspring of a god and a mortal
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Quotations

  • Simone De Beauvoir
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    “The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. demi, half, and god.

Usage

In literature:

The wife of Barclay, author of "The Argenis," considered herself as the wife of a demigod.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
I dreamed I was a king, a kaiser, a demigod.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
John Northwood, you'll have to fight a demigod for your woman!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
From Goethe to Carlyle, what a long roll of gods, demigods, and demisemigods it was!
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
Mamise, however, looked on Davidge in his swivel-chair as a kind of despondent demigod, a Titan weary of the eternal strife.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Men like you have a right to trample on what is mortal in a demigod.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
If he were primal man of primal nature, the demigod raptor who seizes his mate?
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
I have consulted God and demigod; the nymph of the river, and what I far more admire and trust, my blue-eyed Minerva.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
What wouldn't one overlook in a demigod like you?
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
You are as great as a demigod, but you do not know human beings.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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In poetry:

Than his who, old, and cold, and vain,
At Weimar sat, a demigod,
And bowed with Jove's imperial nod
His votaries in and out again!
"To James T. Fields" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Not man nor demigod could put together
The scraps of rusted reverie, the wheels
Of notched tin platitudes concerning weather,
Perfume, politics, and fixed ideals.
"Sonnet : To Eva" by Sylvia Plath
We have been believers believing in our burdens and our
demigods too long. Now the needy no longer weep and
pray; the long-suffering arise, and our fists bleed
against the bars with a strange insistency.
"We Have Been Believers" by Margaret Walker

In news:

The next month, you're sitting next to animation demigod John Lasseter on Emeryville, Calif, acreage that is also called a "campus" but in truth is a whole other playing field.
Stardock's recently released PC strategy title Demigod has attracted more than 100,000 gamers.
It's not just that Ashton Kutcher, the demigod of Dude ever since Dude, Where's My Car.
The sound is rooted in the band's fascination with Big Muff distortion and pale demigod Jack White.
But not all our leading sports stars fit the stereotypical bill of chest-thumping demigods.
Spartan general and demigod Kratos, back from the dead, gets an even more muscular look in the new installment of the series for PS3.
Which means Neil Peart —drum Jedi, demigod to millions of fawning skinsmen around the globe—is coming to town this week.
The mega-monstrous Mondo Gallery show highlighting the demigods of ghoulish, the Universal Monsters, opens this weekend.
FOR all the legendary machismo of the Abstract Expressionists, the true Promethean demigods, shaping the earth and entire cities with their craggy hands, are the Land artists.
Fool's Errand: Mythical Greek god of the sea Poseidon (Danny Huston) and Zeus' demigod son Perseus (Sam Worthington) are both trapped in a divinely dysfunctional family whose feud unfortunately impacts the fate of all humans.
Percy 's wheelchair-bound teacher Chiron (Pierce Brosnan) accompanies him to a camp for demigods, where Percy hones his fighting skills.
Fans of demigod Percy Jackson, djinni Bartimaeus, and the planet-hopping Little Prince will be able to revisit these characters in new graphic novels this fall.
Judges are demigods within their areas of jurisdiction.
Run by a friendly team of denim demigods, this East End jeans shop is arguably the best in London.
The SoCal-born trio's songwriter and established indie rock demigod John Darnielle has released an LP's worth of songs each of the last five years.
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