toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

vassal
used in The Aeneid

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
someone subservient to and dependent upon another — especially part of the hierarchy in feudal times
  • "Now, royal father, to the present state Of our affairs, and of this high debate: If in your arms thus early you diffide, And think your fortune is already tried; If one defeat has brought us down so low, As never more in fields to meet the foe; Then I conclude for peace: 't is time to treat, And lie like vassals at the victor's feet.
    Book 11 (48% in)

There are no more uses of "vassal" in The Aeneid.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia Article