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    He rejects her advances

    1 Gilgamesh is courted by the queen of heaven, the goddess Ishtar. He rejects her advances and later kills a bull sent against him as a punishment.
    In this context, does "advance" mean "approach for sexual relationship" or just "courting"?

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    Re: He rejects her advances

    It could mean either of those.

    In this sense, 'advances' is not generally used in the singular.

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    Re: He rejects her advances

    I would interpret that as an approach for sex.

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