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

8 uses
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a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle to bone
  • He from his quiver chose a shaft in haste, And fitted to the cord; but as he drew The sinew, Hector of the glancing helm Hurl'd the huge mass of rock, which Teucer struck Near to the shoulder, where the collar-bone Joins neck and breast, the spot most opportune, And broke the tendon; paralys'd, his arm Dropp'd helpless by his side; upon his knees He fell, and from his hands let fall the bow.
    2.8 — Volume 2 Book 8 (56% in)
  • Then fell Diores, Amarynceus' son: A rugged fragment of a rock had crush'd His ancle and right leg; from AEnon came The Thracian chief who hurl'd it, Peirous, son Of Imbrasus; the tendons both, and bones, The huge mass shatter'd; backward in the dust He fell, both hands extending to his friends, Gasping his life away; then quick up-ran He who the blow had dealt, and with his spear Thrust through him, by the navel; from the wound His bowels gush'd, and darkness veil'd his eyes.
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (92% in)
  • With this he smote AEneas near the groin, Where the thigh-bone, inserted in the hip, Turns in the socket-joint; the rugged mass The socket crush'd, and both the tendons broke, And tore away the flesh: down on his knees, Yet resting on his hand, the hero fell; And o'er his eyes the shades of darkness spread.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (33% in)
  • He said; and as the suppliant sought in vain To touch his beard, imploring, through his throat, Both tendons sev'ring, drove his trenchant blade: Ev'n while he spoke, his head was roll'd in dust.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (74% in)
  • ...the spirit within the breast Of Ajax Telamon, whom close beside The dead had fall'n; he at Polydamas, Retreating, hurl'd in haste his glitt'ring spear; He, springing sideways, 'scap'd the stroke of fate; But young Archilochus, Antenor's son, Receiv'd the spear, for Heav'n had will'd his death: The spine it struck, the topmost joint, where met The head and neck, and both the tendons broke; Forward he fell; and ere or knee or leg, His head, and mouth, and nostrils struck the ground.
    2.14 — Volume 2 Book 14 (86% in)
  • Phyleus' brave son, as rush'd Amphiclus on, Stood firm, with eye observant; then th' attack Preventing, through his thigh, high up, where lie The strongest muscles, smote; the weapon's point Sever'd the tendons; darkness clos'd his eyes.
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (35% in)
  • Next, where the tendons bind the elbow-joint, The brazen spear transfix'd Deucalion's arm; With death in prospect, and disabled arm He stood, till on his neck Achilles' sword Descending, shar'd, and flung afar, both head And helmet; from the spine's dissever'd joints The marrow flow'd, as stretch'd in dust he lay.
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (91% in)
  • He said, and foully Hector's corpse misus'd; Of either foot he pierc'd the tendon through, That from the ancle passes to the heel, And to his chariot bound with leathern thongs, Leaving the head to trail along the ground; Then mounted, with the captur'd arms, his car, And urg'd his horses; nothing loth, they flew.
    2.22 — Volume 2 Book 22 (74% in)

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

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