Definition of god-man in English:

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god-man

Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒdman/

noun

1Indian , often derogatory A holy man; a guru: he was not allowed to interrogate god-man Chandra Swami
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  • We know several such fake god-men and claimants of divinity amongst humans.
  • For certain Islam does not authorize laymen, or even god-men, to take law into their own hands.
  • Again the so-called god-men and diviners claim to possess powers.
2An incarnation of a god in human form.
Example sentences
  • The titles were all hollow now: Aetius the Patrician, Father of the Emperor, Savior of Rome, the god-man who had astounded the world by routing Attila in Gaul; Aetius, Last of the Romans, besides the pope.
  • Archbishop Philip Wilson's private secretary reported that, in response to the revelations about the god-man, ‘The Archbishop is discussing the matter with his advisors.’

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