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

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Definition
predict or reveal — especially through, or as if through, divine inspiration
  • His heart was black with rage, and his eyes flashed fire as he scowled on Calchas and said, "Seer of evil, you never yet prophesied smooth things concerning me, but have ever loved to foretell that which was evil.
    Book 1 (18% in)
  • He it was who had guided the Achaeans with their fleet to Ilius, through the prophesyings with which Phoebus Apollo had inspired him.
    Book 1 (13% in)
  • A man chafes at having to stay away from his wife even for a single month, when he is on shipboard, at the mercy of wind and sea, but it is now nine long years that we have been kept here; I cannot, therefore, blame the Achaeans if they turn restive; still we shall be shamed if we go home empty after so long a stay—therefore, my friends, be patient yet a little longer that we may learn whether the prophesyings of Calchas were false or true.
    Book 2 (33% in)
  • I know no prophesyings which I am heeding, nor has my mother told me anything from the mouth of Jove, but I am cut to the very heart that one of my own rank should dare to rob me because he is more powerful than I am.
    Book 16 (6% in)

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

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