from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology The sun god of Assyro-Babylonian religion, worshiped as the author of justice and compassion.
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- proper n. The common Akkadian name of the sun god and god of justice in Babylonia and Assyria, corresponding to Sumerian Utu.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See shammash.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the chief sun god; drives away winter and storms and brightens the earth with greenery; drives away evil and brings justice and compassion
Akkadian Šamaš, absolute form of šamšu, sun; see šmš in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Akkadian 𒀭𒌓 (dŠamaš). Compare shin, from the same Proto-Semitic root. (Wiktionary)