Etymology
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golem (n.)

"artificial man, automaton," 1897, from Hebrew golem [Psalms cxxxix.16] "shapeless mass, embryo," from galam "he wrapped up, folded."

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Definitions of golem

golem (n.)
(Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means;
golem (n.)
a mechanism that can move automatically;
Synonyms: automaton / robot
From wordnet.princeton.edu