One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A secondary or subordinate creator.
2Specifically J. R. R. Tolkien's word for: a person who creates a ‘secondary’ world or worlds. Later also more generally: an author regarded as occupying the position of God in relation to his or her own fictional creation.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Hill (?1649–1716), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From sub- + creator.
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