Definition of demiurge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdemiɜːdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdemiɜːrdʒ//
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  1. 1a being that is responsible for creating the world
  2. 2a being that controls the part of the world which is not spiritual
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent. (denoting a magistrate in certain ancient Greek states): via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek dēmiourgos ‘craftsman’, from dēmios ‘public’ (from dēmos ‘people’) + -ergos ‘working’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: demiurge