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consecrate
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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make holy by means of religious rites
  • Beneath a beech, Jove's consecrated shade, His mournful friends divine Sarpedon laid: Brave Pelagon, his favourite chief, was nigh, Who wrench'd the javelin from his sinewy thigh.
    Book 5 (76% in)
  • Bacchus, and Bacchus' votaries, he drove, With brandish'd steel, from Nyssa's sacred grove: Their consecrated spears lay scatter'd round, With curling vines and twisted ivy bound; While Bacchus headlong sought the briny flood, And Thetis' arms received the trembling god.
    Book 6 (26% in)
  • (172) Beneath the beech-tree's consecrated shades, The Trojan matrons and the Trojan maids Around him flock'd, all press'd with pious care For husbands, brothers, sons, engaged in war.
    Book 6 (45% in)
  • As when the bolt, red-hissing from above, Darts on the consecrated plant of Jove, The mountain-oak in flaming ruin lies, Black from the blow, and smokes of sulphur rise; Stiff with amaze the pale beholders stand, And own the terrors of the almighty hand!
    Book 14 (79% in)
  • To whom we vainly vow'd, at our return, These locks to fall, and hecatombs to burn: Full fifty rams to bleed in sacrifice, Where to the day thy silver fountains rise, And where in shade of consecrated bowers Thy altars stand, perfumed with native flowers!
    Book 23 (20% in)
  • But setting aside the fact that we must not expect consistency in a mere romance, the ancients had a superstitious belief in the great age of trees which grew near places consecrated by the presence of gods and great men.
    Footnotes (3% in)
  • 92 The following observation will be useful to Homeric readers: "Particular animals were, at a later time, consecrated to particular deities.
    Footnotes (31% in)
  • Diana was propitiated with a stag; and to Venus the dove was consecrated.
    Footnotes (32% in)

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

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