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

2 meanings, 14 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
It is an attribute of...
Definition
a characteristic (of something or someone)
  • ...now stand (always allowing for paitial divergences of text and interpolations) in 776 B.C., our first trustworthy mark of Grecian time; and this ancient date, let it be added, as it is the best-authenticated fact, so it is also the most important attribute of the Homeric poems, considered in reference to Grecian history; for they thus afford us an insight into the anti-historical character of the Greeks, enabling us to trace the subsequent forward march of the nation, and to seize...
    Introduction (64% in)
  • 258 "This legend is one of the most pregnant and characteristic in the Grecian Mythology; it explains, according to the religious ideas familiar to the old epic poets, both the distinguishing attributes and the endless toil and endurances of Heracles, the most renowned subjugator of all the semi-divine personages worshipped by the Hellenes,—a being of irresistible force, and especially beloved by Zeus, yet condemned constantly to labour for others and to obey the commands of a...
    Footnotes (85% in)

There are no more uses of "attribute" flagged with this meaning in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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2  —9 uses as in:
I attribute it to...
Definition
to credit (a source for something)
in two typical senses:
  • "I attribute it to her work." — to say who or what made something happen
  • "Remember to attribute any quotations in your paper." — indicate the source of a quotation or idea
  • Here, the Cumans say, he composed an epitaph on Gordius, king of Phrygia, which has however, and with greater probability, been attributed to Cleobulus of Lindus.
    Introduction (15% in)
attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Before taking a brief review of the Homeric theory in its present conditions, some notice must be taken of the treatise on the Life of Homer which has been attributed to Herodotus.
    Introduction (9% in)
  • attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • I cannot, however, help thinking, that the story which attributes the preservation of these poems to Lycurgus, is little else than a version of the same story as that of Peisistratus, while its historical probability must be measured by that of many others relating to the Spartan Confucius.
    Introduction (66% in)
  • attributes = credits (a source for something)
  • Justus Lipsius, a scholar of no ordinary skill, seems to revel in the imaginary discovery, that the tragedies attributed to Seneca are by four different authors.
    Introduction (77% in)
  • attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • The text varies in different editions, and is obviously disturbed and corrupt to a great degree; it is commonly said to have been a juvenile essay of Homer's genius; others have attributed it to the same Pigrees, mentioned above, and whose reputation for humour seems to have invited the appropriation of any piece of ancient wit, the author of which was uncertain; so little did the Greeks, before the age of the Ptolemies, know or care about that department of criticism employed in...
    Introduction (91% in)
  • ...Europe, and of many in Asia, has almost ascertained to be a law of the human mind; it is in a state of society much more refined and permanent than that described in the Iliad, that any popularity would attend such a ridicule of war and the gods as is contained in this poem; and the fact of there having existed three other poems of the same kind attributed, for aught we can see, with as much reason to Homer, is a strong inducement to believe that none of them were of the Homeric age.
    Introduction (93% in)
  • It is to the strength of this amazing invention we are to attribute that unequalled fire and rapture which is so forcible in Homer, that no man of a true poetical spirit is master of himself while he reads him.
    Preface (4% in)
  • I must attribute to the same motive that of several others of my friends: to whom all acknowledgments are rendered unnecessary by the privileges of a familiar correspondence; and I am satisfied I can no way better oblige men of their turn than by my silence.
    Preface (98% in)
  • Achilles calls a council, and encourages Chalcas to declare the cause of it; who attributes it to the refusal of Chryseis.
    Book 1 (2% in)
attributes = credits (a source for something)
There are no more uses of "attribute" flagged with this meaning in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • On this last consideration I cannot but attribute these also to the fruitfulness of his invention, since (as he has managed them) they are a sort of supernumerary pictures of the persons or things to which they were joined.
    Preface (33% in)
  • Those of the gods depended upon the powers and offices then believed to belong to them; and had contracted a weight and veneration from the rites and solemn devotions in which they were used: they were a sort of attributes with which it was a matter of religion to salute them on all occasions, and which it was an irreverence to omit.
    Preface (53% in)
  • The oracular functions of the god rose naturally out of the above fundamental attributes, for who could more appropriately impart to mortals what little foreknowledge Fate permitted of her decrees than the agent of her most awful dispensations?
    Footnotes (16% in)

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

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