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Godling

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Godling A diminutive god.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n godling A little or inferior deity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Godling (Dryden) a little god
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. god; Ger. gott, Goth. guth, Dut. god; all from a Teut. root gutha, God, and quite distinct from good.

Usage

In literature:

There I found Triton winding his silver shell instead of a horn, and also Glaucus, Proteus, Nereus, and a thousand other godlings and sea monsters.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
He is the godling of the village.
"The Second Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
There I found Triton winding his silver shell instead of a horn, and also Glaucus, Proteus, Nereus, and a thousand other godlings and sea monsters.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
The name for all gods, godlings and supernatural beings.
"Folklore of the Santal Parganas" by Cecil Henry Bompas
Dulha Deo is another godling whose shrine is in every village.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
He saw himself in his professional school, star of his class, pampered godling of his mates.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Singaji is another godling who was a Gaoli by caste in Indore.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
There are many more gods, godlings, and spirits in the Vedic religion; but we must pass over them.
"Hindu Gods And Heroes" by Lionel D. Barnett
Godling for some tribes, father of all evil for others.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
The stranger of the godlings came up behind me as I basked on a boulder.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Here you are abusing your friends because they fight shy of the archer godling.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
Day, W. Godling, M. Berry and myself.
"From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography" by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
He is the godling of the village.
"The Second Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
We say modest, because on the death of the godling Phaeton, his father Phoebus withheld his light from the earth a whole day.
"Religion In The Heavens" by Logan Mitchell
Since without her where would the little godlings be?
"In the Guardianship of God" by Flora Annie Steel
Dudhera is a godling worshipped for the protection of cattle.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In poetry:

Till, sick of their ruler's godling airs,
In one body thsoe earthborn commoners
Rose up and put royal nerves to the rack:
King Egg-Head saw his domain crack,
His crown usurped by the low brow
Of the base, barbarous Prince Ow.
"Natural History" by Sylvia Plath