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Readings 2, 4, 11 Gilgamesh
Terms in this set (18)
Vast- "His friends had left him to a vast aloneness he had never felt before"
of very great extent or quality
Somber- "Speaking in her somber monotone..."
Dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy.
Monotone- "Speaking in her somber monotone..."
a vocal utterance or series of speech sounds in one unvaried tone.
Forsake- " In strength, a person loyal to a friend, who will not forsake you and whom you will never wish to leave."
to abandon or give up on
Interpretation-"Gilgamesh was quiet at this interpretation of his dream."
The act of explaining the meaning of something
Solitude- "My people also have grown tired of my solitude."
The state or situation of being alone
Vow- "They had embraced and made their vow To stay together always, No matter what the obstacle"
a sincere and formal promise
Forbidden- "They too were talking of Humbaba, As they often did, Edging always in their thoughts Toward the forbidden"
Something that is not permitted or something that is off limits.
Quiver- "He took his quiver, Bow and ax, and two-edged sword, And they began to march"
A case that is typically worn on the hip or the back and used to hold arrows.
Austere-"The Elders gave their austere blessing..."
real and truthful and that they really meant it/ sincere
Resolved- :"Enkidu was resolved to lead his friend...
Abhor- "You inspire him to end the evil of the world which you abhor..."
disgusted by or hate
Compassionate- "And made whole again by some compassionate hand"
Feeling or showing concern for someone who is sick, hurt, poor, etc., feeling of hospitality
Sterile- "New possessions, now debris, Floated on the water with their special Sterile vacancy.
Yearn- "I am downcast because of what I've seen, not what I still have hope to yearn for."
To desire or wish
Excursion- "He pondered busily, as if it were just a matter of getting down to work or making plans for an excursion.''
A trip or journey to some place, usually with a group of people
Contemplated- ''Utnapishtim completated with him, unable to speak''
To think deep and hard about an action you're about to do or have already done
Irony- "His tone of savage irony frightened Gilgamesh..."
an event that seems deliberately counter to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.
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