What would be the plural form of the word "Demiurge", (the Creator~).

One Demiurge.

Many Demiurges?

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  • Note that unless used as a proper noun, it need not be capitalized. – user867 Aug 20 '13 at 3:39
  • I am using it as a synonyme to the word - "Creator" (of the world). The troubling part was how would you say, "Other Creators <...>" I was not sure if it would be Demiurges or some other irregular form, google translate gave me four versions of one word... – Mikolaj Marcisz Aug 20 '13 at 5:25

The dictionaries I've checked don't give a plural form, which means that they think the plural is formed regularly, i.e., demiurges.

However, all three possible plurals, the English plural demiurges, the Latin plural demiurgi, and the Greek plural demiurgoi, seem to have been used in English. If for some reason you don't like using demiurges, you have good precedents to justify this decision.

  • Thank you, I was not sure if it was Demiurges or if it had an irregular form, google translate was messing with me. :) – Mikolaj Marcisz Aug 20 '13 at 5:26

Yes, demiurges. It's from Latin demiurgus, but is clearly not a Latin form now, so the plural is standard for English.

  • It is actually from the Greek δημιουργός which was later latinized so I guess if you were to be pedantic, you would use the Greek plural and write demiourgoi. – terdon Aug 20 '13 at 13:17
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    I absolutely do not agree that you could use Greek plural or a Latin one (demiurgi, anyone?) since the singular in English is not a Greek or Latin word. It would be pretentious to do either. Since the Greek-ness of the original word is irrelevant, I didn't mention it. – James McLeod Aug 20 '13 at 19:29

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