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Strong's #1217 - δημιουργός

from (G1218) and (G2041)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
  1. a workman for the public
  2. the author of any work, an artisan, framer, builder
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δημιοεργός (also Hdt. 7.31 codd.), ,

1. one who works for the people, skilled workman, handicraftsman (opp. ἰδιώτης, Pl. Plt. 298c, Prt. 327c, Ion 531c), Od. 17.383, 19.135; ἐχάλκευσε ξίφος.. Αιδης δ. ἄγριος S. Aj. 1035; of medical practitioners, Hp. VM 1, Pl. Smp. 186d; but opp. scientific physicians (ἀρχιτεκτονικοί), Arist. Pol. 1282a3; of sculptors, Pl. R. 529e; of confectioners and cooks, Hdt. 7.31, Men. 518.12 (fem.), Antiph. 225, Alexandr.Com. 3; μέλιτος δ., of the bee, Jul. Or. 8.241a; οἱ δ. the artisan class at Athens, Arist. Ath. 13.2, Plu. Thes. 25; opp. πολιτικοί, Pl. Ap. 23e; δαμιουργοί, = πόρναι, Hsch.

2. metaph., maker, ἡ μαντικὴ φιλίας θεῶν καὶ ἀνθρώπων δ. Pl. Smp. 188d; νόμων, πολιτείας, Arist. Pol. 1273b32; λόγων Aeschin. 3.215; δ. κακῶν author of ill, E. Fr. 1059.7; πειθοῦς δ. ἡ ῥητορική Pl. Grg. 453a; ἀρετῆς Id. R. 500d, Arist. Pol. 1329a21; ἐναργείας Demetr. Eloc. 215; ὄρθρος δημιοεργός morn that calls man to work, h.Merc. 98.

3. creator, producer, νυκτός τε καὶ ἡμέρας Pl. Ti. 40c; οὐρανοῦ Id. R. 530a; esp. in later philosophy, the Creator of the visible world, Demiurge, [ Philol. ] 21, Hp. 23, Ph. 1.632, etc.; ὁ νοῦς ἀπεκύησε ἕτερον νοῦν δ. Corp.Herm. 1.9; also name for μονάς, Theol.Ar. 5.24: as Adj., δ. λόγος creative reason, Syrian. in Metaph. 7.27.

II in many Greek states, title of a magistrate, Th. 5.47 (Mantinea), Epist. Philipp. ap. D. 18.157 (Peloponnesus), Plb. 23.5.16 (Achaean League), etc.: Dor. δαμιωργός, IG 12(3).174 (Astypalaea); δαμιουργός, ib. 4.679 (Hermione); δαμιοργός, ib.5(1).1390.116 (Andania, i B. C.); δαμιεργός, ib.12(3).168 (Astypalaea): Ion. δημιοργός, ib.12(7).241 (Amorgos), Michel 368.1 (Samos). In Arist. Pol. 1275b29 there is a play upon the double meaning.

III as a priestly title, δ. θεᾶς Ῥώμης BGU 937.9 (iii A. D.).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** δημιουργός , -οῦ ,

(< δῆμος , ἔργον ),

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 4:1 *;]

1. one who works for the people.

2. Univ., an author, builder, maker; the maker of the world (Xen., Mem., I, 4, 9, al.), Hebrews 11:10.†

SYN.: κτίστης G2939, creator, τεχνίτης G5079, craftsman, designer. In He, l.c., τ . has reference to the plan, δ . to its execution.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In BGU III. 937.9 (A.D. 250) we hear of the δημιουργοῦ θεᾶς Ῥώμης —one of the few references in the Egyptian papyri to the Roman cultus (see Otto Priester i. p. 9). For a Christian use, see the prayer of v/vi A.D., P Oxy VI. 925.3 (= Selections, p. 131) which begins ὁ θ (εὸ )ς ὁ παντοκράτωρ ὁ ἅγιος ὁ ἀληθινὸς φιλάνθρωπος καὶ δημιουργὸς κτλ . The description of Tarsus in OGIS 578.12 (A.D. 222–35) as μόνη τετειμημένη δημ [ι ]ουργίαις τε καὶ κιλικαρχί [αις ] ἐπαρχικῶν shows that in Tarsus the public magistrates were known as δημιουργοί , as in several towns in Greece during classical times. In Demetrius Style § 215 (ed. W. Rhys Roberts, p. 168) Ctesias is said to be ἐναργείας δημιουργός , ";an artist in vividness"; (Ed.). MGr δημιουργῶ = ";create.";



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δημιουργος δημιουργός δημιουργὸς demiourgos demiourgòs dēmiourgos dēmiourgòs
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