The Epic of Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh uses the word succor when he addresses Shamash, please explain how the context can help you figure out the meaning of the word?

from The Epic of Gilgamesh translated by N.K. Sandars in The Battle with Humbaba


"O glorious Shamash, I have followed the road you commanded but now if you send no succor how shall i escape?"

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In context, the word succor means assistance.


The Epic of Gilgamesh