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

15 uses
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to split something into two unconnected parts — usually by cutting


to break up or end a relationship; or to separate from something
  • Down leap'd Hippolochus; but Atreus' son Severing his hands and neck, amid the throng Sent whirling like a bowl the gory head.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (16% in)
  • Eurypylus, Euaemon's noble son, Hypsenor slew, the worthy progeny Of Dolopion brave; Scamander's priest, And by the people as a God rever'd: Him, as he fled before him, from behind Eurypylus, Euaemon's noble son, Smote with the sword; and from the shoulder-point The brawny arm he sever'd; to the ground Down fell the gory hand; the darkling shades Of death, and rig'rous doom, his eyelids clos'd.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (9% in)
  • But when to Agamemnon's tents they came, The King of men to Saturn's royal son A bullock slew, a male of five years old; The carcase then they flay'd; and cutting up, Sever'd the joints; then fixing on the spits, Roasted with care, and from the fire withdrew.
    1.7 — Volume 1 Book 7 (62% in)
  • The hinges both gave way; the pond'rous stone Fell inwards; widely gap'd the op'ning gates; Nor might the bars within the blow sustain: This way and that the sever'd portals flew Before the crashing missile; dark as night His low'ring brow, great Hector sprang within; Bright flash'd the brazen armour on his breast, As through the gates, two jav'lins in his hand, He sprang; the Gods except, no pow'r might meet That onset; blaz'd his eyes with lurid fire.
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (97% in)
  • ...the ranks of Greece Amphimachus; While, as two lions high above the ground Bear through the brushwood in their jaws a goat, Snatch'd from the sharp-fang'd dogs' protecting care: So, fill'd with warlike rage, th' Ajaces twain Lifted on high, and of its armour stripp'd The corpse of Imbrius; and Oileus' son, Griev'd at Amphimachus, his comrade's death, Cut from the tender neck, and like a ball Sent whirling through the crowd the sever'd head; And in the dust at Hector's feet it fell.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (27% in)
  • Him Neptune by Idomeneus subdued; Seal'd his quick eyes, his active limbs restrain'd, Without the pow'r to fly, or shun the spear; Fix'd as a pillar, or a lofty tree, He stood, while through his breast Idomeneus His weapon drove; the brazen mail it broke, Which oft had turn'd aside the stroke of death; Harshly it grated, sever'd by the spear: He fell; the spear-point quiv'ring in his heart, Which with convulsive throbbings shook the shaft.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (53% in)
  • ...the socket of the eye was struck, Thrusting the eyeball out; for through the eye, And backward through the head, the spear was driv'n: With hands extended, down to earth he sank; But Peneleus his weighty sword let fall Full on his neck; the sever'd head and helm Together fell, remaining still infix'd The sturdy spear; then he, the gory head Uplifting, to the Trojans vaunting cried: "Go now, ye Trojans! bid that in the house Of brave Ilioneus his parents raise The voice of wailing for...
    2.14 — Volume 2 Book 14 (92% in)
  • Many a fair-hilted blade, with iron bound, Dropp'd from the hands, or from the sever'd arms, Of warrior chiefs; the dark earth ran with blood: Yet loos'd not Hector of the stern his hold, But grasp'd the poop, and on the Trojans call'd; "Bring fire, and all together loud and clear Your war-cry raise; this day will Jove repay Our labours all, with capture of those ships, Which hither came, against the will of Heav'n, And which on us unnumber'd ills have brought, By our own Elders'...
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (93% 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)
  • Hector was dragging now Patroclus' corpse, Stripped of its glitt'ring armour, and intent The head to sever with his sword, and give The mangled carcase to the dogs of Troy: But Ajax, with his tow'r-like shield, approach'd; Then Hector to his comrades' ranks withdrew, Rush'd to his car, and bade the Trojans bear The glitt'ring arms, his glorious prize, to Troy: While Ajax with his mighty shield o'erspread Menoetius' son; and stood, as for his cubs A lion stands, whom hunters, unaware,...
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (16% in)
  • As with sharp axe in hand a stalwart man, Striking behind the horns a sturdy bull, Severs the neck; he, forward, plunging, falls; So forward first he sprang, then backwards fell: And quiv'ring, in his vitals deep infix'd, The sharp spear soon relax'd his limbs in death.
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (66% in)
  • Haste to Patroclus' rescue; whom, around, Before the ships, is wag'd a fearful war, With mutual slaughter; these the dead defending, And those to Ilium's breezy heights intent To bear the body; noble Hector chief, Who longs to sever from the tender neck, And fix upon the spikes, thy comrade's head.
    2.18 — Volume 2 Book 18 (26% in)
  • There levell'd he, as Hector onward rush'd; Right through the yielding neck the lance was driv'n, But sever'd not the windpipe, nor destroy'd His pow'r of speech; prone in the dust he fell; And o'er him, vaunting, thus Achilles spoke: "Hector, Patroclus stripping of his arms, Thy hope was that thyself wast safe; and I, Not present, brought no terror to thy soul: Fool! in the hollow ships I yet remain'd, I, his avenger, mightier far than he; I, who am now thy conqu'ror.
    2.22 — Volume 2 Book 22 (61% in)
  • The archers' prizes next, of iron hoar, Ten sturdy axes, double-edg'd, he plac'd, And single hatchets ten; then far away Rear'd on the sand a dark-prow'd vessel's mast, On which, with slender string, a tim'rous dove Was fasten'd by the foot, the archers' mark; That who should strike the dove should to his tent The axes bear away; but who the string Should sever, but should fail to strike the bird, As less in skill, the hatchets should receive.
    2.23 — Volume 2 Book 23 (93% in)
  • The dove he struck not, for the Archer-God Withheld his aid; but close beside her foot The arrow sever'd the retaining string.
    2.23 — Volume 2 Book 23 (94% in)

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