Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday words: Jungle wallah and demiurge

Jungle wallah--"a jungle fellow", i.e., someone rude, uncivilized, lacking manners. Used in India; mixed Hindi and English, "wallah"--"fellow" in Hindi.
Demiurge noun demi·urge \ˈde-mē-ˌərj\

1 capitalized
a : a Platonic subordinate deity who fashions the sensible world in the light of eternal ideas
b : a Gnostic subordinate deity who is the creator of the material world

2: one that is an autonomous creative force or decisive power
— demi·ur·gic


Late Latin demiurgus, from Greek dēmiourgos, literally, artisan, one with special skill, from dēmios of the people (from dēmos people) + -ourgos worker (from ergon work)

First Known Use: 1840
Tags: d, greek, hindi, j, latin, noun, wordsmith: med_cat

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