Definition of Gilgamesh

1. Noun. A legendary Sumerian king who was the hero of an epic collection of mythic stories.

Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex

Definition of Gilgamesh

1. Proper noun. Legendary king of Uruk. ¹

2. Proper noun. Hero of a Babylonian poem, "Epic of Gilgamesh". ¹

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Literary usage of Gilgamesh

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"During the visit Ut-Napishtim tells gilgamesh the story of the flood and of his miraculous escape. Nature myths have been entwined with other episodes in ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"(b) The great national epos of gilgamesh, which probably had in Babylonian literature ... gilgamesh was King of Erech the Walled. When the story begins, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"gilgamesh is artificially brought into contact with Ut-Napishtim, to whom he pays a visit for the purpose of learning the secret of immortal life and ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"gilgamesh is evidently regarded as a demigod and as a great ruler at the same time. The scene of the story centres about the city of Uruk or Erech in ..."

5. Stories of Ancient Peoples by Emma Josephine Arnold (1901)
"HOW gilgamesh LEARNED ABOUT THE FLOOD FROM A LEGEND OF ANCIENT CHALD/EA IN all the broad Land of ... Let them contend together, and gilgamesh be destroyed. ..."

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