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gigantomachy

gigantomachia (dʒaɪˌɡæntəʊˈmeɪkɪə)

noun plural -chies or -chias
  1. Greek myth the war fought between the gods of Olympus and the rebelling giantsSee giant (def. 3)
  2. any battle fought between or as if between giants
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Word Origin

C17: from Greek gigantomakhia, from gigas giant + makhē battle
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Examples from the Web for gigantomachy

Historical Examples

  • In one of the pediments was a gigantomachy, of which some fragments have been recovered.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7

    Various

  • He was then publishing his 'Typhon, or the Gigantomachy,' and dedicated it to the cardinal, with an adulatory sonnet.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society

    Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton