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Meaning of "Gilgamesh" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GILGAMESH

Gilgamesh  [ˈɡɪlɡəˌmɛʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GILGAMESH

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Gilgamesh 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 GILGAMESH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was the fifth king of Uruk, modern day Iraq, placing his reign ca. 2500 BC. According to the Sumerian King List he reigned for 126 years. The Tummal Inscription is an expanded king-list based on the standard Old Babylonian copy-texts, which exist in numerous examples, from Ur and Nippur. In the Tummal Inscription Gilgamesh and his son Urlugal rebuilt the sanctuary of the goddess Ninlil in Tummal, a sacred quarter in her city of Nippur. Gilgamesh is the central character in the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from Mesopotamia that is considered the world's first truly great work of literature. The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about 'Bilgamesh'. In the epic his father was Lugalbanda and his mother was Ninsun, a goddess. In Mesopotamian mythology, Gilgamesh is a demigod of superhuman strength who built the city walls of Uruk to defend his people from external threats, and travelled to meet the sage Utnapishtim, who had survived the Great Deluge. He is usually described as two-thirds god and one third man.

Definition of Gilgamesh in the English dictionary

The definition of Gilgamesh in the dictionary is a legendary Sumerian king.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GILGAMESH


enmesh
ɪnˈmɛʃ
immesh
ɪˈmɛʃ
inmesh
ɪnˈmɛʃ
intermesh
ˌɪntəˈmɛʃ
mesh
mɛʃ
micromesh
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmɛʃ
synchromesh
ˈsɪŋkrəʊˌmɛʃ
weldmesh
ˈwɛldˌmɛʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GILGAMESH

Gilead
Gileadite
Giles
gilet
gilgai
gilgie
gill
gill fungus
gill net
gill pouch
gill slit
gill-less
gill-like
Gillard
gillaroo
giller
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
Gilles de Retz
Gillespie

WORDS THAT END LIKE GILGAMESH

Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Bangladesh
flesh
fresh
Ganesh
Himachal Pradesh
in the flesh
Kesh
Madhya Pradesh
nesh
pound of flesh
Pradesh
refresh
sesh
shark mesh
sheesh
thresh
Uttar Pradesh
wire mesh

Synonyms and antonyms of Gilgamesh in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Gilgamesh» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GILGAMESH

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Translator English - Chinese

吉尔伽美什
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Gilgamesh
570 millions of speakers

English

Gilgamesh
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Gilgamesh
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جلجامش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Гильгамеш
278 millions of speakers

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Gilgamesh
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গিলগামেশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Gilgamesh
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gilgamesh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gilgamesh
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ギルガメッシュ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

길가메쉬
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gilgamesh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Gilgamesh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கில்கமேஷில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिल्गामेश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gılgamış
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Gilgamesh
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Gilgamesz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Гільгамеш
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ghilgameș
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Γκιλγκαμές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Gilgamesh
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Gilgamesh
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Gilgamesh
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Gilgamesh

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GILGAMESH»

The term «Gilgamesh» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.207 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GILGAMESH» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GILGAMESH»

Discover the use of Gilgamesh in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Gilgamesh and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man's search for immortality.
‎1973
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
The poems about the great King of Uruk are prefaced by notes on their historical and literary background
N. Sandars, 1972
3
The Epic of Gilgamesh: An English Verison with an Introduction
N. K. Sandars’s lucid, accessible translation is prefaced by a detailed introduction that examines the narrative and historical context of the work.
Anonymous, 1960
4
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
"I consider it to be among the greatest things that can happen to a person." The epic is the story of literature's first hero -- the king of Uruk in what is present-day Iraq -- and his journey of self-discovery.
Stephen Mitchell, 2010
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Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative
A finalist for the National Book Award, Mason's retelling is at once a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of style, and a labor of love that grew out of the poet's long affinity with the original.
Herbert Mason, 2003
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Gilgamesh
Two years after meeting her English cousin Leopold and his Armenian friend, Aram, returning home from an archaeological dig in Iraq, and hearing for the first time the epic Mesopotamian myth of Gilgamesh, Edith, a teenager from rural ...
Joan London, 2001
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Gilgamesh: A Reader
The evolution of the Gilgamesh epic" (1982) / Jeffrey H. Tigay -- From "Gilgamesh in literature and art: the second and first millennia" (1987) / Wilfred G. Lambert -- From "Gilgamesh: sex, love and the ascent of knowledge" (1987) / ...
John R. Maier, 1997
8
Gilgamesh
The story of Gilgamesh, an ancient epic poem written on clay tablets in a cuneiform alphabet, is as fascinating and moving as it is crucial to our ability to fathom the time and the place in which it was written.
John Gardner, 2011
9
The Epic of Gilgamesh: The Babylonian Epic Poem and Other ...
Translated with an Introduction by Andrew George.
Andrew George, 2002
10
Gilgamesh: The Play
Hines has turned his highly acclaimed version of this ancient tale into a cutting-edge drama
Derrek Hines, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GILGAMESH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Gilgamesh is used in the context of the following news items.
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OFF RADAR: 'The Hero Enkidu: An Epic'
It had been written down by around 2000 B.C. and tells of the exploits of Gilgamesh, who around 2700 BC was the real king of the Sumerian ... «Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, Jul 15»
2
The New York Times has published an angry op-ed from Reddit …
"This reaction is not all a result of [Taylor's] departure," wrote moderator Gilgamesh- — "there is a feeling among many of the moderators of ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
3
Spock, Mordor, Kirk: Some Of The Names Suggested For Pluto System
I never would have guessed that The Epic of Gilgamesh would rank ahead of several popular TV shows. The list of historic explorers is ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
4
Welcome to Vacation Bible School — Summer, 2015
e.g., Enuma Elish and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Can you find parallels in the Bible? **Editor's Question** What to YOU have to say about one or ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
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Japan's $1.4M Combat Robot Is Modeled After an 80s Anime
Armored Trooper VOTOMS was a military science fiction anime that followed the ongoing conflict between the Gilgamesh and Blatant star ... «The Creators Project, Jul 15»
6
Reddit CEO Pao apologizes as Pao-must-go petition gathers steam
The latest incident put a spotlight on moderators' ongoing concerns, Reddit moderator Gilgamesh explained in an online post. "As much as ... «CNET, Jul 15»
7
Massive Reddit protest locks down major subs, including Reddit …
In it moderator Gilgamesh walks visitors through the who, what, when, where, why of the growing turmoil created by the online protest. «Polygon, Jul 15»
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Reddit meltdown: Top chat boards hidden as rebellion breaks out
Another top moderator, Gilgamesh, said the problem runs deeper, thundering: "There is a feeling among many of the moderators of Reddit that ... «The Register, Jul 15»
9
Review of 'Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works' EP 25 - Epilogue
I will begin by saying that I'm surprised that the story briefly continues after Shiro was successful in defeating Gilgamesh and Rin & Saber were ... «The News Hub, Jun 15»
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The First Evidence of Recognized Same-Sex Relationships is 4500 …
That's one of tablets that tells the story of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest written stories in the world. As William N. Eskridge, Jr., writes in the ... «Atlas Obscura, Jun 15»

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