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A war or struggle against God or among or against the gods.
- ‘I have already pointed out that he definitely rejects the traditional legends of theomachies as derogatory to the divine dignity.’
Late 16th century (denoting fighting against God): from Greek theomakhia, from theos god + -makhia fighting.
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