toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

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

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number) — especially the part of the moon that is visible
  • But let us be going, for truly the night is waning, and near is the dawn, and the stars have gone onward, and the night has advanced more than two watches, but the third watch is yet left.
    Book 10 (44% in)
  • Then Menelaos gave backward, and left the dead man, turning himself ever about like a deep-waned lion which men and dogs chase from a fold with spears and cries; and his strong heart within him groweth chill, and loth goeth he from the steading; so from Patroklos went fair-haired Menelaos, and turned and stood, when he came to the host of his comrades, searching for mighty Aias Telamon's son.
    Book 17 (12% in)

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

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