Definition of Shamash

1. Noun. The chief sun god; drives away winter and storms and brightens the earth with greenery; drives away evil and brings justice and compassion.

Geographical relationships: Babylon, Assyria
Generic synonyms: Semitic Deity



Definition of Shamash

1. Proper noun. The common Akkadian name of the sun god and god of justice in Babylonia and Assyria, corresponding to Sumerian Utu. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shamash

Shakespeariana
Shakespearianism
Shakha
Shakhas
Shakspeare
Shakspere
Shakta
Shaktas
Shakti
Shaktism
Shaktist
Shakyamuni
Shalhevet
Shalom Asch
ShamWow
Shamash
Shambala
Shambhala
Shamika
Shamsher Jang
Shan
Shana
Shanae
Shandong
Shane
Shang
Shang dynasty
Shangaan
Shangani
Shanghai

Literary usage of Shamash

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

1. Babylonian Legal and Business Documents from the Time of the First Dynasty by Hermann Ranke (1906)
"shamash, the sun god, was the chief deity of Sippar; but he also was the main god at Larsa. That our tablets, however, come from Sippar, ..."

2. Sources of Ancient and Primitive Law by Albert Kocourek, John Henry Wigmore (1915)
"A. shamash Priestess gires her Son as a Foster Child to a Married Couple A boy by the ... A shamash Priestess adopts a Young Woman and her Suckling Child ..."

3. Aspects of Religious Belief and Practice in Babylonia and Assyria by Morris Jastrow (1911)
"A god like Enlil at Nippur, shamash at Sippar, Ningirsu at Lagash, Sin at Ur, and Marduk at Babylon, is not only served by a large body of priests, but, ..."

4. Evolution of Law: Select Readings on the Origin and Development of Legal by Albert Kocourek, John Henry Wigmore (1915)
"A shamash Priestess gives her Son as a Foster Child to a Married Couple A boy by the name of shamash-tukulti the son of the shamash priestess ..."

5. Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters by Claude Hermann Walter Johns (1904)
"When the revolt broke out, Ashurbanipal sent Assyrian troops to help Nabu- bel-shumate to repel shamash-shum-ukin. During the long process of suppressing ..."

6. A History of Babylonia and Assyria by Robert William Rogers (1915)
"The withdrawal of the Elamite support left shamash-shum-ukin in a sorry plight. ... shamash-shum-ukin held out as long as possible when besieged. ..."

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