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baleful
used in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers)

5 uses
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Definition
threatening or harmful
  • Of a truth he raveth with baleful mind, and hath not knowledge to look before and after, that so his Achaians might battle in safety beside their ships.
    Book 1 (56% in)
  • So saying he sate himself upon the height of Pergamos, and baleful Ares entered among the Trojan ranks and aroused them in the likeness of fleet Akamas, captain of the Thracians.
    Book 5 (55% in)
  • Was it for naught we pledged our word to Menelaos, that he should not depart till he had laid waste well-walled Ilios,—if thus we let baleful Ares rage?
    Book 5 (73% in)
  • With thee are we all at variance, because thou didst beget that reckless maiden and baleful, whose thought is ever of iniquitous deeds.
    Book 5 (95% in)
  • Nought worse than this could I endure, not though I should hear of my father's death, who now I ween in Phthia is shedding big tears for lack of a son so dear, even me that in an alien land for sake of baleful Helen do battle with the men of Troy; nor though it were my beloved son who is reared for me in Skyros (if still at least is godlike Neoptolemos alive).
    Book 19 (77% in)

There are no more uses of "baleful" in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers).

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