American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. In Jewish folklore, an artificially created human supernaturally endowed with life.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Jewish use, a shapeless mass; an unfinished vessel or a lifeless bulk; in modern Jewish parlance, a blockhead; a stupid. The Talmud, as well as modern Jewish folk-lore, tells of rabbis who constructed golems and endowed them with life.
- n. A Creature made of mud and clay. Brought to life from a magical spell on a piece of paper shoved in its mouth.
- n. a mechanism that can move automatically
- n. (Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means
- From Hebrew גולם \ גֹּלֶם (gólem). (Wiktionary)
- Hebrew gōlem, lump, clod, fool, from gālam, to wrap up; see glm in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The impression you get from a golem is more of brute force and slavery which I doubt is what you are going for with your character.”
“Knowing this, what do you think the significance of the golem is in this novel.”
“And I think a golem is a pretty accurate metaphor.”
“If you played D&D or are Jewish, you know that a golem is a living creature animated out of inanimate material, in this case clay.”
“He tried to quell his human softness, knowing the golem was a literally heartless, unliving thing, but he could not.”
“There is a creature found in traditional Jewish folklore called the golem, an animate humanlike being fashioned completely from inanimate material.”
“Both versions recall the golem running amok and threatening innocent lives, so Rabbi Loew removed the Divine Name, rendering the golem lifeless.”
“I did want to take a moment to point out how the reviewer takes umbrage with my usage of the word "golem" instead of "zombie".”
“A golem is a mindless creature created as a servant from lifeless materials, such as stone, wood, or ...”
“He said there was a reference to the notion of "golem" in Loew's work, but it had another meaning, namely an unwise man.”
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