Definitions for golemˈgoʊ ləm, -lɛm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

go•lemˈgoʊ ləm, -lɛm(n.)

  1. (in Jewish folklore) a figure artificially constructed in the form of a human being and endowed with life.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of golem:

1895–1900; (< Yiddish goylem) < Heb gōlem shapeless thing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. golem(noun)

    (Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means

  2. automaton, robot, golem(noun)

    a mechanism that can move automatically

Wiktionary

  1. golem(Noun)

    A Creature made of mud and clay. Brought to life from a magical spell on a piece of paper shoved in its mouth.

  2. Origin: גולם

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  1. Golem

    In Jewish folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being, created entirely from inanimate matter. The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material in Psalms and medieval writing. The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late-16th-century rabbi of Prague. There are many tales differing on how the Golem was brought to life and afterwards controlled.


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monstrous(adjective)

huge and often unpleasant.

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