'Like a...', 'like...', or 'as if'. Expresses similarity or metaphor.
The ～ごとき/～ごとく grammar point is used to show similarity or analogy, likening one thing to another. It can be translated as 'like a...', 'like...', or 'as if' in English. This grammar form is often used in written language and is a bit formal. Please note that the ごとき form is typically used with nouns, while ごとく can be used with nouns, verbs, and adjectives, but with slight difference in meaning.