/ (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
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Word Origin for gigantomachy
C17: from Greek gigantomakhia, from gigas giant + makhē battle
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Example sentences from the Web for gigantomachy
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
In one of the pediments was a gigantomachy, of which some fragments have been recovered.