Definition of Gilgamish

1. Noun. Legendary Sumerian king and hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epics.

Geographical relationships: Sumer
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gilgamish

Gilbert Islands
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Murray
Gilbert Stuart
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilchrist's disease
Gilchrist's mycosis
Giles Lytton Strachey
Gilgamish (current term)
Gilles de la Tourette
Gilles de la Tourette's disease
Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome

Literary usage of Gilgamish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"Ea-bani forsakes his cattle out of love for Achat, the harlot, and is persuaded by her to return to Erech and meet Gilgamish. One thinks involuntarily here ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"Gilgamish then sends a harlot from the temple with the hunter, to tempt Ea-bani. This plan is successful. Ea-bani forsakes his cattle out of love for Achat, ..."

3. The Failure of the "higher Criticism" of the Bible by Emil Reich (1905)
"He finds the story of the two Chaldaean Dioscures, Gilgamish and ... Israel was vexed in the desert by scorpions, but so was Gilgamish. ..."

4. The World's Progress: With Illustrative Texts from Masterpieces of Egyptian by Delphian Society, J. K. Brennan (1913)
"This ancestor relates to Gilgamish the story of a great flood resembling in general ... OF THE Gilgamish EPIC. The following translation is from Professor ..."

5. Tammuz and Ishtar: A Monograph Upon Babylonian Religion and Theology by Stephen Langdon (1914)
"Gilgamish opened his mouth and spoke; And said to the queen Ishtar; *•••••••• " What husband wouldst thou love for ever ? What shepherd boy would please ..."

6. Semitic Magic, Its Origins and Development by Reginald Campbell Thompson (1908)
"Gilgamish starts in search of it, saying that he will eat of it and return to his youth. He finds the plant and comes on a pool of cool water in which he ..."

7. The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia: Being Babylonian and Assyrian by Reginald Campbell Thompson (1903)
"The story runs that the hero Gilgamish appeals to the god Nergal to restore his friend Ea-bani to him, and his prayer is answered, for the god opens the ..."

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