toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
to approach aggressively or inappropriately
  • Then he spake, accosting the old man first: 'Old man, he is not far off, and soon shalt thou know it for thyself, he who called the folk together, even I: for sorrow hath come to me in chief.
    Book 2 (9% in)
  • But when they had poured forth and had drunken to their heart's content, Athene and godlike Telemachus were both set on returning to the hollow ship; but Nestor would have stayed them, and accosted them, saying: 'Zeus forfend it, and all the other deathless gods, that ye should depart from my house to the swift ship, as from the dwelling of one that is utterly without raiment or a needy man, who hath not rugs or blankets many in his house whereon to sleep softly, he or his guests.
    Book 3 (69% in)

There are no more uses of "accost" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®