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gigantomachy Syllabification: gi·gan·tom·a·chy
Pronunciation: /ˌjīɡənˈtäməkē/

Definition of gigantomachy in English:


(In Greek mythology) the struggle between the gods and the giants.
Example sentences
  • A gigantomachy is a depiction of the ancient Greek mythical war between gods and giants for rule of the universe.
  • Several sculpture representations of the gigantomachy are found on various buildings.
  • The gigantomachy was an inspirational subject for many artists and poets of that time.


Late 16th century: from Greek gigantomakhia, from gigas, gigant- (see giant) + -makhia 'fighting'.

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