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

2 uses
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to move back and forth (shake or quiver)


to change, be unsure, or weak
  • But when the Trojans beheld the strong son of Menoitios, himself and his squire, shining in their armour, the heart was stirred in all of them, and the companies wavered, for they deemed that by the ships the swift-footed son of Peleus had cast away his wrath, and chosen reconcilement: then each man glanced round, to see where he might flee sheer destruction.
    Book 16 (26% in)
  • So when Agenor was aware of Achilles waster of cities, he halted, and his heart much wavered as he stood; and in trouble he spake to his great heart: "Ay me, if I flee before mighty Achilles, there where the rest are driven terror-struck, nathless will he overtake me and slaughter me as a coward.
    Book 21 (90% in)

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

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