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#122873 - 02/14/04 01:18 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 - 05/20/05 11:19 PM Re: demiurge
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Loc: Texas
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 06:18 PM Re: demiurge
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Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
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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