golem

[goh-luhm, -lem]
noun
1.
Jewish Folklore. a figure artificially constructed in the form of a human being and endowed with life.
2.
a stupid and clumsy person; blockhead.
3.
an automaton.

Origin:
1895–1900; (< Yiddish goylem) < Hebrew gōlem embryo, larva, cocoon

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golem (ˈɡəʊlɛm)
 
n
(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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golem
"artificial man, automaton," 1897, from Heb. golem [Psalm cxxxix:16] "shapeless mass, embryo," from galam "he wrapped up, folded."
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Other attributes of the golem were gradually added over time.
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