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#122873 - 02/14/04 06:18 PM demiurge  
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Date: Fri Jan 5 00:27:58 EST 1996
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--demiurge
demi.urge or demi.ur.gi.cal \'dem-e--.*rj\ \.dem-e--'*r-j*s\ \-jik\ -ji-k*l\ \-ji-k(*-)le-\ n [LL demiurgus, fr. Gk de-miourgos, lit., one who works for the p]eople, fr. de-mios of the people (fr. de-mos people) + -ourgos worker (fr. ergon work) - more at DEMAGOGUE, WORK cap
1a: a Platonic subordinate deity who fashions the sensible world in the light of eternal ideas 1b: a Gnostic subordinate deity who is the creator of the material world 2: something that is an autonomous creative force or decisive power
demi.urge.ous adj.




#122874 - 05/21/05 03:19 AM Re: demiurge  
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Forgive me, but when I first saw this word, I immediately thought of someone wanting to change the channel, but being too lazy to find the remote, or to get up and change it manually.


#122875 - 05/24/05 10:18 PM Re: demiurge  
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I don't know about Bill but I forgive you, but then I thinking along the same lines. Never thought deities, however junior, would be involved.



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