What does deus ex machina mean

Deus ex Machina (German)

Part of speech: noun, (male), Part of speech: word combination

Hyphenation:
De | us ex Ma | chi | na, Plural: Dei ex Ma | chi | na
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈDeːʊs ɛks ˈmaχina], [ˈdeːʊs ɛks ˈmakina], Plural: [ˈDeːi ɛks ˈmaχina]
Word meaning / definition:
1) educational language, plural seldom: unexpected, suddenly appearing savior in dire need; surprising, wondrous problem / conflict resolution
Origin of the term:
Latin translation ("God from the machine") of ancient Greekἀπὸ μηχανῆς Θεός (from "Kratylos", a work by the Greek philosopher Plato), a term that refers to the fact that in the ancient theater, with the help of a crane-like stage machine, a god was able to float onto the stage at the last second and prevent the seemingly inevitable catastrophe
Application examples:
1) “None Deus ex machina will unravel the Syrian tragedy. The governments of the great powers must do that themselves. "
1) “More embarrassing than this deliberate naivete is only Tom Jones in the role of one Deus ex machina. The loan shark already lays hands on Agnes ’property when the revered singer appears as a last-minute savior."
Cases:
Nominative: singular the Deus ex Machina; Plural the Dei ex Machina
Genitive: singular of the Deus ex Machina; Plural the Dei ex Machina
Dative: singular the Deus ex Machina; Plural the Dei ex Machina
Accusative: singular the Deus ex Machina; Plural the Dei ex Machina
deus ex machina


Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

Little is spared Queen Elizabeth. For the beginning of June the Deus ex machina from the former colony announced for a state visit.
DiePresse.com, April 24, 2019

Mario Draghi is that Deus ex machinawho is supposed to save Italy from the abyss. You trust him to do it, but he can't do it alone.
NZZ, February 03, 2021

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deus ex machina: Deus ex machina (German) Deus ex machina is an outdated spelling of Deus ex Machina, which has not been correct since the 1996 reform.

Dei ex Machina:… IPA: [ˈdeːi ɛks ˈmaχina] Grammatical features: nominative plural of the noun Deus ex Machina genitive plural of the noun Deus ex Machina dative plural of the noun Deus…


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