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

3 uses
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to get something from something else

(If the context doesn't otherwise indicate where something came from, it is generally from reasoning—especially deductive reasoning.)
  • I from Hippolochus my birth derive: To Troy he sent me, and enjoin'd me oft To aim at highest honours, and surpass My comrades all; nor on my father's name Discredit bring, who held the foremost place In Ephyre, and Lycia's wide domain.
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (37% in)
  • With two and twenty vessels Gouneus came From Cythus; he the Enienes led, And the Peraebians' warlike tribes, and those Who dwelt around Dodona's wintry heights, Or till'd the soil upon the lovely banks Of Titaresius, who to Peneus pours The tribute of his clearly-flowing stream; Yet mingles not with Peneus' silver waves, But on the surface floats like oil, his source From Styx deriving, in whose awful name Both Gods and men by holiest oaths are bound.
    1.2 — Volume 1 Book 2 (84% in)
  • With him, not Achelous, King of streams, Presumes to vie; nor e'en the mighty strength Of deeply-flowing, wide Oceanus; From whom all rivers, all the boundless sea, All fountains, all deep wells derive their source; Yet him appals the lightning bolt of Jove, And thunder, pealing from the vault of Heav'n."
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (31% in)

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

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