Theomachy The*om"a*chy, n. [Gr. ?; ? a god + ? a battle.] 1. A fighting against the gods, as the battle of the gaints with the gods. [1913 Webster]

2. A battle or strife among the gods. --Gladstone. [1913 Webster]

3. Opposition to God or the divine will. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • Theomachy — is a reference to battles fought between Greek Olympians themselves. In the Iliad , two theomachies occur. One is fought between Diomedes with the direct aid of Athena against Ares. Ares is wounded by the spear guided by Athena, this is the first …   Wikipedia

  • theomachy — [thē äm′ə kē] n. pl. theomachies [Gr theomachia: see THEO & MACHY] 1. a battle against the gods 2. strife among the gods …   English World dictionary

  • theomachy — /thee om euh kee/, n., pl. theomachies. a battle with or among the gods. [1560 70; < LL theomachia < Gk theomachia. See THEO , MACHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • theomachy — noun a battle among gods …   Wiktionary

  • theomachy — war amongst or against the gods Fighting and Combat …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • theomachy — [θɪ ɒməki] noun (plural theomachies) a war or struggle against God or among the gods. Origin C16: from Gk theomakhia, from theos god + makhia fighting …   English new terms dictionary

  • theomachy — the·om·a·chy …   English syllables

  • theomachy —  Теомахия …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • theomachy — A war between gods or a war against gods …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • theomachy — /θiˈɒməki/ (say thee omuhkee) noun (plural theomachies) a battle with or among the gods. {Greek theomachia} …   Australian English dictionary

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