Shamash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Shamash the chief sun god; drives away winter and storms and brightens the earth with greenery; drives away evil and brings justice and compassion
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Usage

In literature:

Thus in Register 1, we have the Star of Ishtar, the crescent of the Moon-god Sin, and the disk of Shamash the Sun-god.
"The Babylonian Legends of the Creation" by British Museum
The flood is sent by Shamash (the sun-god).
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
Assurbanipal was to be King of Assyria, and Shamash-shumukin King of Babylon, under the suzerainty of his brother.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
The early years of Shamash-Bin were occupied in reducing the whole to order.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
In these the sun god, Shamash or Babbar, was the patron deity.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
Shamash the valiant crossed the sea; after Shamash, who can cross it?
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 3 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
Is it a decree, and in the mouth of thy high divinity, O Shamash, great lord, ordained and promulgated?
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 8 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
Shamash, the hero, has crossed it, but except Shamash, who can cross it?
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
Shamash and Mithra, 146.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
They drew the heart out of his body and offered it to Shamash.
"Chaldea" by Zénaïde A. Ragozin
SHAMASH, Subsector 1-F: No.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
The great gods, Ea, Bel, Sin, Shamash, Marduk, Ishtar, Ashur, preside over all human interests.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
I prayed to 'em in order, and hit the jackpot with Shamash.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Came the Worm and wept before Shamash, What wilt thou give me for my food?
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
Bel and Nebo come forth from their shrines to receive her; Marduk and Shamash embrace her, their sister.
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
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In news:

Shamash president to step down.
Shamash & Sons, Inc, an international textile, apparel and home furnishings firm, announced that Jeffrey White will step down as president early next year.
We used smaller wooden bulbs for the candles and a slightly larger bulb for the shamash (ninth candle).
Novato Mayor Pat Eklund carefully lifted a white candle and used its flame to light the shamash, or starter candle, in the nine-foot-long menorah as more than 200 people watched in rapt silence Sunday evening.
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In science:

Shamash, The Poincar´e series of a local ring, J.
On the vanishing of homology for modules of finite complete intersection dimension
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