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In Jewish folklore, an artificially created human supernaturally endowed with life.
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(Non-European Myth & Legend) (in Jewish legend) an artificially created human being brought to life by supernatural means
[from Yiddish goylem, from Hebrew gōlem formless thing]
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go•lem(ˈgoʊ ləm, -lɛm)
(in Jewish folklore) a figure artificially constructed in the form of a human being and endowed with life.
[1895–1900; (< Yiddish goylem) < Hebrew gōlem shapeless thing]
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|Noun||1.||golem - (Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means|
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
mythical being - an imaginary being of myth or fable
|2.||golem - a mechanism that can move automatically|
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
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