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

  • Sunday Word: Obstreperous

    obstreperous [ uhb- strep-er- uhs] adjective: 1 resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly 2 noisy, clamorous, or…

  • Wednesday Word: Nîcîwâkan

    Nîcîwâkan - noun. Nîcîwâkan is a Cree word for friend. To hear the pronunciation along with four other Cree words, watch the video below!

  • Tuesday word: Graduation

    Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 Graduation (noun) grad·u·a·tion [graj-oo-ey-shuhn] noun 1. an act of graduating; the state of being graduated. 2. the…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded