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

2 uses
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to move apart; or be or become different
  • When near they drew, Atrides miss'd his aim, With erring spear divergent; next his shield Peisander struck, but drove not through the spear; For the broad shield resisted, and the shaft Was snapp'd in sunder: Menelaus saw Rejoicing, and with hope of triumph flush'd; Unsheathing then his silver-studded sword Rush'd on Peisander; he beneath his shield Drew forth a pond'rous brazen battle-axe, With handle long, of polish'd olive-wood: And both at once in deadly combat join'd.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (70% in)
  • When near they drew, Atrides miss'd his aim, His spear diverging; then Iphidamas Beneath the breastplate, striking on his belt, Strove with strong hand to drive the weapon home: Yet could not pierce the belt's close-plaited work; The point, encounter'd by the silver fold, Was bent, like lead; then with his pow'rful hand The monarch Agamemnon seiz'd the spear, And tow'rd him drew, and with a lion's strength Wrench'd from his foeman's grasp; then on his neck Let fall his sword, and...
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (27% in)

There are no more uses of "diverge" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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