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[oo t-nuh-pish-tim]
noun (in the Poem of Gilgamesh)
  1. the favorite of the gods, who survived the great flood and became immortal.
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Historical Examples

  • En-lil hearkens to his speech, his heart is touched, and he blesses Utnapishtim and his wife.

    Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria

    Lewis Spence

  • Utnapishtim (or Unapishtim) means day of life, or day-life, while Ziugiddu means Life-day prolonged.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • Utnapishtim, the survivor of the deluge, is moved through pity for Gilgamesh, worn out by his long wanderings.

  • At the request of his wife, Utnapishtim decides to tell Gilgamesh of this plant, and he succeeds in finding it.