golem
noun Etymology: Yiddish goylem, from Hebrew gōlem shapeless mass Date: 1897 1. an artificial human being in Hebrew folklore endowed with life 2. something or someone resembling a golem: as a. automaton b. blockhead

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  • golem — golem …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • GOLEM — (Heb. גֹּלֶם), a creature, particularly a human being, made in an artificial way by virtue of a magic act, through the use of holy names. The idea that it is possible to create living beings in this manner is widespread in the magic of many… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GOLEM — Être, le plus souvent de forme humaine, le golem est créé par un acte de magie grâce à la connaissance des dénominations sacrées. Dans le judaïsme, l’apparition du terme golem remonte au Livre des Psaumes et à l’interprétation qu’en donne le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • golem — golém s.m. Fiinţă creată artificial (după o legendă iudaică) din lut şi însufleţită de un rabin, care, devenind primejdioasă prin forţa sa, a fost nimicită; monstru leviatan (1). (< engl. golem) Trimis de blaurb, 13.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • golem — artificial man, automaton, 1897, from Heb. golem [Psalm cxxxix:16] shapeless mass, embryo, from galam he wrapped up, folded …   Etymology dictionary

  • golem — gòlem prid. <odr. ī> DEFINICIJA 1. koji je vrlo velik; ogroman 2. koji je veličinom neprikladan; glomazan ONOMASTIKA pr. (nadimačka): Gòlem (290, S Dalmacija, Bukovica), Golémac (120, Metković, J Dalmacija), Golémović (Slavonija)… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • golem — [gō′ləm, gōlem΄] n. [Heb, orig., embryo; later, monster (> Yiddish goylem, dolt), akin to Ar ghulām, lad] Jewish Legend a human being artificially created by cabalistic rites …   English World dictionary

  • Golem — (hebr.), eine ungeformte Masse, Erdklumpen; Figur aus Ton, nach einem Menschen gebildet …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • gòlem — prid. 〈odr. ī〉 1. {{001f}}koji je vrlo velik; ogroman 2. {{001f}}koji je veličinom neprikladan; glomazan …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • Golem — Golem,der:⇨Gespenst(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • Golem — Gòlem m DEFINICIJA mit. u Židova, čovjek od gline koji je oživio čarolijom i razvio veliku snagu …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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