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

7 uses
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Definition
a sign of something about to happen
  • Beside a fountain's sacred brink we raised Our verdant altars, and the victims blazed: 'twas where the plane-tree spread its shades around, The altars heaved; and from the crumbling ground A mighty dragon shot, of dire portent; From Jove himself the dreadful sign was sent.
    Book 2 (37% in)
  • As the red comet, from Saturnius sent To fright the nations with a dire portent, (A fatal sign to armies on the plain, Or trembling sailors on the wintry main,) With sweeping glories glides along in air, And shakes the sparkles from its blazing hair:(129) Between both armies thus, in open sight Shot the bright goddess in a trail of light, With eyes erect the gazing hosts admire The power descending, and the heavens on fire!
    Book 4 (19% in)
  • His eagle, sacred bird of heaven! he sent, A fawn his talons truss'd, (divine portent!
    Book 8 (44% in)
  • They, pale with terror, mark its spires unroll'd, And Jove's portent with beating hearts behold.
    Book 12 (45% in)
  • Gods! what portent (he cried) these eyes invades?
    Book 15 (37% in)
  • Portents and prodigies are lost on me.
    Book 19 (99% in)
  • _ The same portent has already been mentioned.
    Footnotes (46% in)

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

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