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

3 uses
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to compensate for loss

or more rarely:  to pay or reward
  • Still one was left their loss to recompense; His father's hope, his country's last defence.
    Book 24 (62% in)
  • Now hear a monarch's vow: If heaven's high powers Give me to raze Troy's long-defended towers; Whatever treasures Greece for me design, The next rich honorary gift be thine: Some golden tripod, or distinguished car, With coursers dreadful in the ranks of war: Or some fair captive, whom thy eyes approve, Shall recompense the warrior's toils with love."
    Book 8 (51% in)
  • His recompense is reserved to the close of his career, when his afflicting trials are brought to a close: he is then admitted to the godhead, and receives in marriage Hebe.
    Footnotes (85% in)

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

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