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

11 uses
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to ask about or look into something
  • Now when Hector came to the Skaian gates and to the oak tree, there came running round about him the Trojans' wives and daughters, enquiring of sons and brethren and friends and husbands.
    Book 6 (30% in)
  • But come, let us now inquire of some soothsayer or priest, yea, or an interpreter of dreams—seeing that a dream too is of Zeus—who shall say wherefore Phoebus Apollo is so wroth, whether he blame us by reason of vow or hecatomb; if perchance he would accept the savour of lambs or unblemished goats, and so would take away the pestilence from us.
    Book 1 (10% in)
  • Now will I tell thee that whereof thou askest me and enquirest.
    Book 3 (39% in)
  • Then Hippolochos' glorious son made answer to him: "Great-hearted Tydeides, why enquirest thou of my generation?
    Book 6 (19% in)
  • Verily old Peleus driver of chariots would groan sore, that goodly counsellor of the Myrmidons and orator, who erst questioned me in his house, and rejoiced greatly, inquiring of the lineage and birth of all the Argives.
    Book 7 (29% in)
  • Then he raised him on his elbow, lifting his head, and spake to the son of Atreus, inquiring of him with this word: "Who art thou that farest alone by the ships, through the camp in the dark night, when other mortals are sleeping?
    Book 10 (15% in)
  • But now he awoke far before me, and came to me, and him I sent forward to call those concerning whom thou inquirest.
    Book 10 (22% in)
  • But wherefore do ye inquire of me throughly concerning all these things? for if ye desire to steal into the throng of Trojans, lo, there be those Thracians, new comers, at the furthest point apart from the rest, and among them their king Rhesos, son of Eioneus.
    Book 10 (74% in)
  • For from the time that thou didst gather the battle of thy comrades about the ships, from that hour do we abide here, and war with the Danaans ceaselessly; and our comrades concerning whom thou inquirest are slain.
    Book 13 (93% in)
  • Then, with faint breath answered him Hector of the glancing helm: "Nay, but who art thou, best of the gods, who enquirest of me face to face?
    Book 15 (36% in)
  • Thus gathered they within the doors of Zeus; nor was the Earthshaker heedless of the goddess' call, but from the salt sea came up after the rest, and set him in the midst, and inquired concerning the purpose of Zeus: "Wherefore, O Lord of the bright lightning, hast thou called the gods again to council?
    Book 20 (3% in)

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

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