gigantomachy

gigantomachia (dʒaɪˌɡæntəʊˈmeɪkɪə)

/ (ˌdʒaɪɡænˈtɒməkɪ) /

noun plural -chies or -chias

Greek myth the war fought between the gods of Olympus and the rebelling giantsSee giant (def. 3)
any battle fought between or as if between giants

Nearby words

  1. gigantes,
  2. gigantesque,
  3. gigantic,
  4. gigantism,
  5. giganto-,
  6. gigantomastia,
  7. gigantopithecus,
  8. gigaton,
  9. gigawatt,
  10. giggle

Word Origin for gigantomachy

C17: from Greek gigantomakhia, from gigas giant + makhē battle

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