We don't know that we made the word 'gods' in the Marvel universe. It's possible it's the Asgardian's and their kind (the Olympian's) word for just what they are, like we call ourselves human, with various subtypes depending on where we come from i.e., while we're all 'humans', we have different subgroups, perhaps the most relevant example, calling ourselves after our place of origin: 'Americans', etc.
However, when we first encountered them, they told us they were 'gods', and given their great power, humanity did what any race does when confronted with a being of sufficient power above them: Worshipped them, with the result being that the word 'god' means a worshiped deity in our language, while to them, it's just what they are.
We didn't have a word for it before the gods like Olympians and Asgardians (and the like) revealed themselves, and when they did, they gave us the concept.
How's that for an explanation?
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