Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Babylonian goddess of ocean waters.

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  • proper noun A Babylonian goddess who personifies the sea, considered the monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos.
  • proper noun A supposed planet once located between Mars and Jupiter.

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  • noun (Akkadian) mother of the gods and consort of Apsu

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Akkadian tiāmat, absolute form of tiāmtu, sea; see thm in Semitic roots.]

Examples

  • She first realized what happened when the word Tiamat is burned into the door of her restaurant the New Moon.

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  • Tiamat is a backwater world in an interstellar empire, kept in its place by the empire’s high-tech aristocracy.

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  • Tiamat is a backwater world in an interstellar empire, kept in its place by the empire’s high-tech aristocracy.

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  • The Sumerians said Earth was really half a planet called Tiamat, which broke up in a collision with Nibiru,

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  • The Sumerians said Earth was really half a planet called Tiamat, which broke up in a collision with Nibiru,

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  • The creation story of the Babylonians, for example, describes gods and goddesses who were involved in a cosmic conflict and were constantly massacring one another, until the god Marduk seized power and murdered the goddess Tiamat, from whom he created the heavens and the earth.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • The creation story of the Babylonians, for example, describes gods and goddesses who were involved in a cosmic conflict and were constantly massacring one another, until the god Marduk seized power and murdered the goddess Tiamat, from whom he created the heavens and the earth.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Marduk collages harrowing news reports of female political activists abducted, tortured or "disappeared" in places such as Paraguay, Turkey, and China, and juxtaposes them with an equally violent script: a Sumerian creation myth in which the god Marduk murders and disembowels the goddess Tiamat, splitting her "like a flat fish into two halves" to make "a covering for the heavens".

    Nancy Spero: no pity

  • The creation story of the Babylonians, for example, describes gods and goddesses who were involved in a cosmic conflict and were constantly massacring one another, until the god Marduk seized power and murdered the goddess Tiamat, from whom he created the heavens and the earth.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • The creation story of the Babylonians, for example, describes gods and goddesses who were involved in a cosmic conflict and were constantly massacring one another, until the god Marduk seized power and murdered the goddess Tiamat, from whom he created the heavens and the earth.

    Modern Science in the Bible

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