Gilgamesh

[ gil-guh-mesh ]

noun
  1. a legendary Sumerian king, the hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epics.

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How to use Gilgamesh in a sentence

  • Each division contains the story of a single adventure in the career of Gilgamesh.

  • Ishtar fell in love with Gilgamesh, but he refused her because all men and beasts whom she loved she reduced to misery.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner
  • Eabani followed the priestess to Uruk, where he and Gilgamesh became comrades,—heroes of war and slayers of monsters.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner
  • Gilgamesh is portrayed full-face and has the long vertically streaked beard so frequently seen on the cylinder-seals.

    Mesopotamian Archaeology | Percy S. P. Handcock
  • In Fig. 57 we have the impression of another seal in which Gilgamesh and Ea-bani are the prominent actors.

    Mesopotamian Archaeology | Percy S. P. Handcock

British Dictionary definitions for Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh

/ (ˈɡɪlɡəˌmɛʃ) /


noun
  1. a legendary Sumerian king

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