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Strong's #1217 - δημιουργός

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1218) and (G2041)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. a workman for the public
  2. the author of any work, an artisan, framer, builder
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


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.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δημιουργός, δημιουργου, (δήμιος, public, belonging to the people, and ἘΡΓΩ; cf. ἱερουργός, ἀμπελουργός, etc.), often in Greek writers from Homer down;

a. properly, a workman for the public.

b. universally, the author of any work, an artisan, framer, builder: τεχνιτεσς καί δημιουργός, Hebrews 11:10; (Xenophon, mem. 1, 4, 7 (cf. 9) σοφοῦ τίνος δημιουργου τέχνημα. God is called τοῦ οὐρανοῦ δημιουργός in Plato, rep. 7, p. 530 a.; δημιουργός τῶν ὅλων in Josephus, Antiquities 1, 7, 1, and often in ecclesiastical writers from Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 20, 11 [ET]; 26, 1 [ET]; 33, 2 [ET] on; (cf. Philo, de mut. nom. § 4; de opif. mund., Muller, edition, p. 133; Piper, Einl. in monument. Theol. § 26; Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word). In the Scriptures, besides, only in 2 Macc. 4:1 κακῶν δημιουργός). (Cf. Trench, § cv.)

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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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List of Word Forms
δημιουργος δημιουργός δημιουργὸς demiourgos demiourgòs dēmiourgos dēmiourgòs
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