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Transcript of Gilgamesh Vocabulary
context: Gilgamesh rings the tocsin to alarm his people for amusement
sentence: The town had a tocsin to alert them to impending danger.
extol (verb): to praise highly, laud or glorify
context: The Uruk would extol Gilgamesh's great strength.
sentence: It is right that we should extol our Lord, for his mercies are great.
lament (v.): to express sorrow, mourning, regret, or grief.
context: Gilgamesh treated the Uruk badly enough, he caused them to lament.
sentence: The people would lament the treatment they experienced at the tragedy.
English 9- Mueller
foray (n.): a quick raid for the purpose of taking plunder
context: Cities were walled in the past to decrease the chances of a foray
sentence: The Vikings made a foray into the village before dawn.
definition (n.): an infant that has been abandoned by its parents and is discovered and cared for by others
sentence: The foundling had been abandoned in the
woods and was discovered by a hunter.
definition (n.): the troops stationed in a fortress or town to defend it
sentence: The garrison was stationed beside the river, as they knew the attack must come by boat.
definition: an artificial passage for water (as in
context: The Uruk people would have built sluices
to control the flow of water.
sentence: The sluices directed
water into the city.
definition : a liquid that is poured out to honor a god
context: Gilgamesh poured a libation to win the
favor of Shamash.
sentence: Gilgamesh poured
a libation to win the
favor of Shamash.
definition: a situation in which a large area of land becomes completely covered with water
context: Gilgamesh goes in search of Utnapishtim, whom the gods took after the deluge.
sentence: There is also a Bilical
account of a mighty deluge.