δημιουργός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From δήμιος ‎(dḗmios, public) + ἔργον ‎(érgon, labor, work)

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Noun[edit]

δημιουργός ‎(dēmiourgósm ‎(genitive δημιουροῦ); second declension

  1. one who works for the people, a skilled workman, handicraftsman
    ὀρφναίη δ᾽ ἐπίκουρος ἐπαύετο δαιμονίη νύξ, ἡ πλείων, τάχα δ᾽ ὄρθρος ἐγίγνετο δημιοεργός
    but his dark ally the divine night was almost over, and dawn the craftsman was quickly coming – Hymn to Hermes (probably 7th century BC)
    Note: dawn is called ‘the craftsman’ because it wakes craftsmen and other people and makes them turn to their crafts.
    ἆρ᾽ οὐκ Ἐρινὺς τοῦτ᾽ ἐχάλκευσεν ξίφος κἀκεῖνον Ἅιδης, δημιουργὸς ἄγριος;
    Didn't the Fury forge this sword and Hades, the cruel craftsman, that [belt]? – Soph. Aj. 992 (circa 440 BC)
    κάρτα γὰρ μεγάλην ὠφελίην περιποιήσει τοῖς γε νοσέουσι καὶ τοῖς τούτων δημιουργοῖς.
    For it will confer a big help to the sick anyway and to practitioners in this field. – Hp. Praec. 2 (author unknown, around 1st century AD)
    1. the maker of the world
  2. (in some Peloponesian states) magistrate

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References[edit]

  • LSJ 7th edition



Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δημιουργός ‎(dēmiourgós, worker for the common good), from δήμιος ‎(dḗmios) + ἔργον ‎(érgon).

Noun[edit]

δημιουργός ‎(dimiourgósm, f ‎(plural δημιουργοί)

  1. creator of original works, craftsman, artisan
  2. Demiurge

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