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

14 uses
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to ask about or look into something
  • Achilles (who overlooked the action from his ship) sends Patroclus to inquire which of the Greeks was wounded in that manner.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (98% in)
  • To whom the Sire of Gods and men replied: "Expect not, Juno, all my mind to know; My wife thou art, yet would such knowledge be Too much for thee; whate'er I deem it fit That thou shouldst know, nor God nor man shall hear Before thee; but what I in secret plan, Seek not to know, nor curiously inquire."
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (87% in)
  • To whom the noble Glaucus thus replied: "Great son of Tydeus, why my race enquire?
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (26% 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 (27% in)
  • Meanwhile, when Hector reach'd the oak beside The Scaean gate, around him throng'd the wives Of Troy, and daughters, anxious to enquire The fate of children, brothers, husbands, friends; He to the Gods exhorted all to pray, For deep the sorrows that o'er many hung.
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (42% in)
  • Juno and Pallas only sat aloof; No word they utter'd, no enquiry made.
    2.8 — Volume 2 Book 8 (76% in)
  • But why of these enquire? if ye intend An inroad on the camp, apart from all, New come, the farthest off, the Thracians lie: Rhesus their King, the son of Eioneus, Sleeps in the midst; no steeds that e'er I saw For size and beauty can with his compare: Whiter than snow, and swifter than the wind.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (71% in)
  • Gerenian Nestor first, enquiring, said: "Tell me, renown'd Ulysses, pride of Greece, Whence come these horses? from the Trojan camp?
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (89% in)
  • But haste thee now, Patroclus, dear to Jove: Enquire of Nestor, from the battle field Whom brings he wounded: looking from behind Most like he seem'd to AEsculapius' son, Machaon; but his face I could not see, So swiftly past the eager horses flew."
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (71% in)
  • I must not stay; for he both awe and fear Commands, who hither sent me to enquire What wounded man thou hast; I need not ask, I know Machaon well, his people's guard.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (75% in)
  • To whom thus Hector of the glancing helm With falt'ring voice: "Who art thou, Prince of Gods, Who thus enquirest of me? know'st thou not How a huge stone, by mighty Ajax hurl'd, As on his comrades by the Grecian ships I dealt destruction, struck me on the breast, Dash'd to the earth, and all my vigour quell'd?
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (33% in)
  • But if thou farther wouldst enquire, and learn The race I spring from, not unknown to men, By Dardanus, of cloud-compelling Jove Begotten, was Dardania peopled first, Ere sacred Ilium, populous city of men, Was founded on the plain; as yet they dwelt On spring-abounding Ida's lowest spurs.
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (41% in)
  • To whom th' illustrious son of Pelegon: "Great son of Peleus, why enquire my race?
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (24% in)
  • The son of Saturn tow'rds him drew his child, And thus, with gracious smile, enquiry made: "Which of the heav'nly pow'rs hath wrong'd thee thus My child, as guilty of some open shame?"
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (80% in)

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