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bestow
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

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to give — typically to present as an honor or give as a gift
  • All this hast thou forgotten, or despis'd; And threat'nest now to wrest from me the prize I labour'd hard to win, and Greeks bestow'd.
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (29% in)
  • It will not, I hope, be thought extraordinary that some errors and inaccuracies should have found their way into a translation executed, I must admit, somewhat hastily, and with less of the "limae labor" than I should have bestowed upon it, had I ventured to anticipate for it so extensive a circulation.
    Preface (89% in)
  • But hear me speak, and ponder what I say: For the fair girl I fight not (since you choose To take away the prize yourselves bestow'd) With thee or any one; but of the rest My dark swift ship contains, against my will On nought shalt thou, unpunish'd, lay thy hand.
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (49% in)
  • But when the wound appear'd in sight, where struck The stinging arrow, from the clotted blood He cleans'd it, and applied with skilful hand The herbs of healing power, which Chiron erst In friendly guise upon his sire bestowed.
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (40% in)
  • To whom Gerenian Nestor thus replied: "Atrides, I too fain would see restor'd The strength I once possess'd, what time I slew The godlike Ereuthalion; but the Gods On man bestow not all their gifts at once; I then was young, and now am bow'd with age, Yet with the chariots can I still go forth, And aid with sage advice: for such the right And privilege of age; to hurl the spear Belongs to younger men, who after me Were born, who boast their vigour unimpair'd."
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (57% in)
  • This too I say, and bear my words in mind; By Pallas' counsel if my hap should be To slay them both, leave thou my horses here, The reins attaching to the chariot-rail, And seize, and from the Trojans to the ships Drive off the horses in AEneas' car; From those descended, which all-seeing Jove On Tros, for Ganymede his son, bestow'd: With these may none beneath the sun compare.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (29% in)
  • Thus she: and smil'd the Sire of Gods and men; He call'd the golden Venus to his side, And, "Not to thee, my child," he said, "belong The deeds of war; do thou bestow thy care On deeds of love, and tender marriage ties; But leave to Mars and Pallas feats of arms."
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (46% in)
  • He said; and Diomed a little space Before the Far-destroyer's wrath retir'd: Apollo then AEneas bore away Far from the tumult; and in Pergamus, Where stood his sacred shrine, bestow'd him safe.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (48% in)
  • To whom the blue-ey'd Goddess, Pallas, thus: "Thou son of Tydeus, dearest to my soul, Fear now no more with Mars himself to fight, Nor other God; such aid will I bestow.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (89% in)
  • But if thou wouldst in truth enquire and learn The race I spring from, not unknown of men; There is a city, in the deep recess Of pastoral Argos, Ephyre by name: There Sisyphus of old his dwelling had, Of mortal men the craftiest; Sisyphus, The son of AEolus; to him was born Glaucus; and Glaucus in his turn begot Bellerophon, on whom the Gods bestow'd The gifts of beauty and of manly grace.
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (28% in)
  • But, by his valour when the King perceiv'd His heav'nly birth, he entertain'd him well; Gave him his daughter; and with her the half Of all his royal honours he bestow'd: A portion too the Lycians meted out, Fertile in corn and wine, of all the state The choicest land, to be his heritage.
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (35% in)
  • As when some God a fav'ring breeze bestows On seamen tugging at the well-worn oar, Faint with excess of toil, ev'n so appear'd Those brethren twain to Troy's o'erlabour'd host.
    1.7 — Volume 1 Book 7 (1% in)
  • He said, and thus with cheering words address'd His horses: "Xanthus, and, Podargus, thou, AEthon and Lampus, now repay the care On you bestow'd by fair Andromache, Eetion's royal daughter; bear in mind How she with ample store of provender Your mangers still supplied, before e'en I, Her husband, from her hands the wine-cup took.
    2.8 — Volume 2 Book 8 (32% in)
  • On thee the deep-designing Saturn's son In diff'ring measure hath his gifts bestow'd: A throne he gives thee, higher far than all; But valour, noblest boon of Heav'n, denies.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (5% in)
  • To whom the monarch Agamemnon thus: "Father, too truly thou recall'st my fault: I err'd, nor will deny it; as a host Is he whom Jove in honour holds, as now Achilles hon'ring, he confounds the Greeks, But if I err'd, by evil impulse led, Fain would I now conciliate him, and pay An ample penalty; before you all I pledge myself rich presents to bestow.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (16% in)
  • Listen to me, while I recount the gifts Which in his tent he pledg'd him to bestow.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (37% in)
  • Through all the breadth of Hellas then I fled, Until at length to Phthia's fruitful soil, Mother of flocks, to Peleus' realm I came, Who kindly welcom'd me, and with such love As to his only son, his well-belov'd, A father shows, his gen'rous gifts bestow'd.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (66% in)
  • Whom answer'd thus Ulysses, stout of heart: "Tydides, nor exaggerated praise Bestow on me, nor censure; for thou speak'st To those who know me all for what I am.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (41% in)
  • Or hath some God, that met you by the way, Bestow'd them, radiant as the beams of light?
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (89% in)
  • For them the fair-hair'd Hecamede mix'd A cordial potion; her from Tenedos, When by Achilles ta'en, the old man brought; Daughter of great Arsinous, whom the Greeks On him, their sagest councillor, bestow'd.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (73% in)
  • Whom answer'd Agamemnon, King of men: "Nestor, since to the ships the war is brought, Nor hath the wall avail'd to stay their course, Nor yet the deep-dug trench, on which we Greeks Much toil bestow'd, and which we vainly hop'd Might guard, impregnable, ourselves and ships; Seems it the will of Saturn's mighty son That, far from Argos, from our native land, We all should here in nameless graves be laid.
    2.14 — Volume 2 Book 14 (12% in)
  • Would thou hadst been of some ignoble band The leader, not the chief of such a host As ours, on whom, from youth to latest age, Jove hath the gift bestow'd, to bear the brunt Of hardy war, till ev'ry man be slain.
    2.14 — Volume 2 Book 14 (16% in)
  • Take thou, and wave on high thy tassell'd shield, The Grecian warriors daunting: thou thyself, Far-darting King, thy special care bestow On noble Hector; so restore his strength And vigour, that in panic to their ships, And the broad Hellespont, the Greeks be driv'n.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (30% in)
  • ...And stood beside him, with his bended bow, And well-stor'd quiver: on the Trojans fast He pour'd his shafts; and struck Pisenor's son, Clitus, the comrade of Polydamas, The noble son of Panthous; he the reins Held in his hand, and all his care bestow'd To guide his horses; for, where'er the throng Was thickest, there in Hector's cause, and Troy's, He still was found; but o'er him hung the doom Which none might turn aside; for from behind The fateful arrow struck him through the neck;...
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (58% in)
  • "Thus Ajax spoke; and Teucer in the tent Bestowed his bow, and o'er his shoulders threw His fourfold shield; and on his firm-set head A helm he plac'd, well-wrought, with horsehair plume, That nodded, fearful, o'er his brow; his hand Grasp'd the firm spear, with sharpen'd point of brass: Then ran, and swiftly stood by Ajax' side.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (63% in)
  • ...skill'd, Well train'd in ev'ry point of war, assail'd (The son of Lampus he, the prince of men, Son of Laomedon); from close at hand Forward he sprang, and thrust at Meges' shield; But him the solid corslet which he wore, With breast and back-piece fitted, sav'd from harm:* The corslet Phyleus brought from Ephyra, By Selles' stream; Euphetes, King of men, Bestow'd it as a friendly gift, to wear In battle for a guard from hostile spears; Which from destruction now preserv'd his son.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (70% in)
  • Her, whom the sons of Greece on me bestow'd, Prize of my spear, the well-wall'd city storm'd, The mighty Agamemnon, Atreus' son, Hath borne by force away, as from the hands Of some dishonour'd, houseless vagabond.
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (7% in)
  • He said: the presence of the Archer-God AEneas knew, and loud to Hector call'd: "Hector, and all ye other chiefs of Troy, And brave Allies, foul shame it were that we, O'ercome by panic, should to Ilium now In flight be driv'n before the warlike Greeks; And by my side, but now, some God there stood, And told how Jove, the sov'reign arbiter Of battle, on our side bestow'd his aid; On then! nor undisturbed allow the Greeks To bear Patroclus' body to their ships."
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (42% in)
  • Thus spoke Automedon, and loudly call'd On Menelaus and th' Ajaces both: "Ye two Ajaces, leaders of the host, And, Menelaus, with our bravest all, Ye on the dead alone your care bestow, To guard him, and stave off the hostile ranks; But haste, and us, the living, save from death; For Hector and AEneas hitherward, With weight o'erpow'ring, through the bloody press, The bravest of the Trojans, force their way: Yet is the issue in the hands of Heav'n; I hurl the spear, but Jove directs...
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (64% in)
  • This said, th' assembly he dismiss'd in haste, The crowd dispersing to their sev'ral ships; Upon the gifts the warlike Myrmidons Bestow'd their care, and bore them to the ships; Of Peleus' godlike son; within the tent They laid them down, and there the women plac'd, While to the drove the followers led the steeds.
    2.19 — Volume 2 Book 19 (62% in)
  • Thou to Lyrnessus fledd'st; Lyrnessus I, With Pallas' aid and Jove's, assail'd and took: Their women thence, their days of freedom lost, I bore away, my captives; thee from death, Jove and the other Gods defended then; But will not now bestow, though such thy hope, Their succour; then I warn thee, while 'tis time, Ere ill betide thee, to the gen'ral throng That thou withdraw, nor stand to me oppos'd: After th' event may e'en a fool be wise."
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (37% in)
  • He said, and hurl'd against the mighty shield His brazen spear; loud rang the weapon's point; And at arm's length Achilles held the shield With his broad hand, in fear that through its folds AEneas' spear would easy passage find; Blind fool! forgetful that the glorious gifts Bestow'd by Gods, are not with ease o'ercome, Nor yield before th' assaults of mortal men.
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (50% in)
  • Thus from his birth the Gods to Peleus gave Excellent gifts; with wealth and substance bless'd Above his fellows; o'er the Myrmidons He rul'd with sov'reign sway; and Heav'n bestow'd On him, a mortal, an immortal bride.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (67% in)

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