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taunt
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

10 uses
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Definition
to intentionally anger, challenge, or upset someone — especially by mocking them or hurling insults

or (as a noun): an insult or other action intended to anger, challenge, or upset someone
  • But Minerva and Juno, who were looking on, began to taunt Jove with their mocking talk, and Minerva was first to speak.
    Book 5 (47% in)
  • At this Jove was much troubled and answered, "I shall have trouble if you set me quarrelling with Juno, for she will provoke me with her taunting speeches; even now she is always railing at me before the other gods and accusing me of giving aid to the Trojans.
    Book 1 (85% in)
  • Still, taunt me not with the gifts that golden Venus has given me; they are precious; let not a man disdain them, for the gods give them where they are minded, and none can have them for the asking.
    Book 3 (15% in)
  • Thereon Paris with a hearty laugh sprang forward from his hiding-place, and taunted him saying, "You are wounded—my arrow has not been shot in vain; would that it had hit you in the belly and killed you, for thus the Trojans, who fear you as goats fear a lion, would have had a truce from evil."
    Book 11 (46% in)
  • Thereon he sprang covertly down for fear some of the Achaeans might see that he was wounded and taunt him.
    Book 12 (82% in)
  • His taunts infuriated the Argives, and Peneleos was more enraged than any of them.
    Book 14 (93% in)
  • On this the son of Menoetius rebuked him and said, "Meriones, hero though you be, you should not speak thus; taunting speeches, my good friend, will not make the Trojans draw away from the dead body; some of them must go under ground first; blows for battle, and words for council; fight, therefore, and say nothing."
    Book 16 (72% in)
  • Bring, therefore, your spear to bear upon him, and let him not scare you with his taunts and menaces.
    Book 20 (23% in)
  • We could fling taunts without end at one another; a hundred-oared galley would not hold them.
    Book 20 (48% in)
  • I do not bid you try to beat the steeds of the son of Tydeus, for Minerva has put running into them, and has covered Diomed with glory; but you must overtake the horses of the son of Atreus and not be left behind, or Aethe who is so fleet will taunt you.
    Book 23 (46% in)

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

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