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Meaning of "gigantomachy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIGANTOMACHY

From Greek gigantomakhia, from gigas giant + makhē battle.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIGANTOMACHY

gigantomachy  [ˌdʒaɪɡænˈtɒməkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIGANTOMACHY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gigantomachy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIGANTOMACHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gigantomachy

Giants (Greek mythology)

In Greek mythology, the Giants or Gigantes were a race of great strength and aggression, though not necessarily of great size, known for the Gigantomachy, their battle with the Olympian gods. According to Hesiod, the Giants were the offspring of Gaia, born from the blood that fell when Uranus was castrated by their son Cronus. Archaic and Classical representations always show the Giants as man-sized hoplites wearing armor, fully human in form. Later representations show Giants with snakes for legs. In later traditions, the Giants were often confused with the Titans and other opponents of the Olympians. The vanquished Giants were said to be buried under volcanos, and to be the cause of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

Definition of gigantomachy in the English dictionary

The definition of gigantomachy in the dictionary is any battle fought between or as if between giants.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIGANTOMACHY


Andromache
ænˈdrɒməkɪ
hummocky
ˈhʌməkɪ
logomachy
lɒˈɡɒməkɪ
monomachy
mɒˈnɒməkɪ
naumachy
ˈnɔːməkɪ
psychomachy
ˈsaɪkəʊməkɪ
sciamachy
saɪˈæməkɪ
sciomachy
saɪˈɒməkɪ
skiamachy
skaɪˈæməkɪ
stomachy
ˈstʌməkɪ
tauromachy
tɔːˈrɒməkɪ
theomachy
θɪˈɒməkɪ
Titanomachy
ˌtaɪtəˈnɒməkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIGANTOMACHY

gigabit
gigabyte
gigaflop
gigahertz
gigantean
gigantesque
gigantic
gigantically
giganticide
giganticness
gigantism
gigantology
gigantomachia
gigantomachies
gigaton
gigawatt
gigged
gigging
giggit
giggle

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIGANTOMACHY

achy
beachy
coachy
headachy
leachy
Malachy
peachy
poachy
preachy
queachy
spinachy

Synonyms and antonyms of gigantomachy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gigantomachy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIGANTOMACHY

Find out the translation of gigantomachy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gigantomachy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gigantomachy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

gigantomachy
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gigantomaquia
570 millions of speakers

English

gigantomachy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

gigantomachy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

gigantomachy
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Gigantomachy
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gigantomaquia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

gigantomachy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gigantomachie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gigantomachy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gigantomachy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

gigantomachy
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

gigantomachy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gigantomachy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gigantomachy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

gigantomachy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिगंटोमाची
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gigantomakhia
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Gigantomachia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gigantomachy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Gigantomachy
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gigantomachy
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

γιγαντομαχίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gigantomachy
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

gigantomachy
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

gigantomachy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gigantomachy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGANTOMACHY»

The term «gigantomachy» is used very little and occupies the 170.645 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGANTOMACHY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gigantomachy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIGANTOMACHY»

Discover the use of gigantomachy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gigantomachy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gigantomachy
The stories in Gigantomachy concern themselves with the intersection of realism, on one hand, and fabulism and myth on the other.
Jeffrey Spencer Chapman, 2007
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Fourth-century Styles in Greek Sculpture
At the end of the book 1 Pergamon Altar (as displayed in Berlin Museum), Gigantomachy, east side: Giant with starburst shield, under Hera's winged horses 2 Berlin Museum: seated figure from Pergamon (from Altar? = AvP 7, no. 62) 3 Berlin ...
Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway, 1997
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Statius and Epic Games: Sport, Politics and Poetics in the ...
Augustan poets are notorious for confusing the myths of gigantomachy, titanomachy and typhonomachy.25 Since these myths seem to activate different images of war, it is important to examine how poets use them and confuse them. Is it really ...
Helen Lovatt, 2005
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Gods and Heroes in Late Archaic Greek Art
54 Gigantomachy; Ephialtes on the left, Ares in the centre. Pinax, c. 570. Eleusis 349. J. Dorig and O. Gigon, Der Kampf der Gotter und Titanen (1961) 16, pl. 4. LIMC 11 Ares 98. 55 Capture of Kronos (?). Lakonian cup, manner of the Naukratis ...
Karl Schefold, Luca Giuliani, 1992
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State of Exception
4. א. Gigantomachy. Concerning. a. Void. 4.1 It is from this perspective that we will now read the debate between Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt on the state of exception. The exoteric dossier of this debate, which took place in various forms ...
Giorgio Agamben, 2008
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Lucan im 21. Jahrhundert
The Cosmic Body Recent research has established the importance of images taken from cosmological mythology, most prominently the gigantomachy, for the creation of an epic's "cosmos and imperium"? The re-play of this conflict between  ...
Christine Walde, 2005
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Flavian Poetry
Indeed, much of the first book of the poem is concerned with the issue of gigantomachy, figuratively conceived, which is used as the principal evaluative paradigm for the sailing of Argo.3 On the one hand, Boreas, Neptune and other divinities ...
Ruurd Robijn Nauta, Harm-Jan Van Dam, Johannes Jacobus Louis Smolenaars, 2006
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Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, |
5-79 Athena battling Alkyoneos, detail of the gigantomachy frieze, Altar of Zeus, Pergamon, Turkey, ca. 175 BCE. Marble, 7' 6" high. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin. The tumultuous battle scenes of the Pergamon altar have an emotional ...
Fred Kleiner, 2013
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The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens
A fragmentary calyx-crater in Naples13" from Ruvo has one of the most remarkable pictures of the Gigantomachy. This vase has been in the past associated with both the Pronomos Painter and the Talos Painter. Beazley inclined to a stronger ...
Martin Robertson, 1992
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Myth, Ethos, and Actuality: Official Art in Fifth-century ...
The East Metopes: The Gigantomachy The metopes of the Parthenon, produced under the supervision of Pheidias, depicted the Amazonomachy, the Centauromachy, the Iliupersis, and the Gigantomachy (see figs. 13-16). 16 The first three ...
David Castriota, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIGANTOMACHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gigantomachy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nkrumah Did Not Force His Views On African Leaders 5
Their public debates were more or less descriptive of intellectual Gigantomachy, of the clash of personal egos. Some of those debates had ... «GhanaWeb, May 15»
2
Leon Golub's Never-ending Fight Against the War Machine
The first (at right) groups pieces from the mid–1960s to early '70s including “Gigantomachy II” (1966) and “Gigantomachy IV” (1967). We cannot ... «Hyperallergic, Apr 15»
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Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue - Serpentine Gallery - Live The …
... are simultaneously perpetrators and victims, trapped in a monumental Greek tragedy, exemplified by the artist's huge work 'Gigantomachy II', ... «ArtLyst, Mar 15»
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Watch Leon Golub's anti-Vietnam war art come to life – animation
The battle scenes in his Gigantomachy series – the largest of which is seen being installed here – is Gigantomachy II from 1966, which is 14 ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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Photos of the Day: March 3, 2015
An exhibition staff walks past Leon Golub's artwork, 'Gigantomachy II', (1966) at the Serpentine Gallery in London, Britain, March 3, 2015. «The Seattle Times, Mar 15»
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Parents we wish we could meet
Reddit user Gigantomachy posted about how parents handed out little bags of candy to everyone on one flight. The sweets came with a note: ... «Inquirer.net, Feb 15»
7
Waterloo Medal Struck At Last
... while the Gigantomachy - the Greek mythological battle between the Giants and the gods of Olympia - is featured around the central figures. «Forces TV, Nov 14»
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In Tampa, the World of Poseidon
Poseidon, trident in hand, fights the giant Polybotes in the Gigantomachy: a war that the Olympian gods won. In one version of the victory, ... «New York Times, Nov 14»
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Review: Poseidon's ancient, powerful world on view at Tampa …
... usually used to hold wine during meals) illustrate the moment in the epic battle, known as the Gigantomachy, when Poseidon broke off part of ... «Tampabay.com, Jun 14»
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Our favorite words from Game of Thrones season 4
Gigantomachy, which comes from a Greek phrase meaning "giant battle," is "the mythological war of the giants against Zeus, symbolizing the ... «The Week Magazine, Jun 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Gigantomachy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gigantomachy>. Mar 2021 ».
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