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

5 uses
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Definition
active interest and enthusiasm
  • It was not for mere numbers that I sought or longed when I gathered each of you from your cities, but that ye might zealously guard the Trojans' wives and infant little ones from the war-loving Achaians.
    Book 17 (27% in)
  • And himself marched among them confident in his zeal, urging his men to battle: and his heart most of all was set to take vengeance for his strivings and groans for Helen's sake [Or, "for Helen's searchings of heart and groans.
    Book 2 (67% in)
  • No stop made the bronze helmet, but therethrough sped the spear-head and clave the bone, and the brain within was all scattered: that stroke made ending of his zeal.
    Book 20 (79% in)
  • As far as is the range of a disk swung from the shoulder when a young man hurleth it, making trial of his force, even so far ran they on; then the mares of Atreus' son gave back, for he ceased of himself to urge them on, lest the whole-hooved steeds should encounter on the track, and overset the well-knit cars, and the drivers fall in the dust in their zeal for victory.
    Book 23 (54% in)
  • Sit ye in the concourse and keep your eyes upon the horses; soon they in zeal for victory will come hither, and then shall ye know each of you the Argives' horses, which follow, and which lead."
    Book 23 (61% in)

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

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