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

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Definition
limitation (something that limits something else)
  • 'On this wise he spake, but I answered him, saying: "Eurylochus, abide for thy part here in this place, eating and drinking by the black hollow ship: but I will go forth, for a strong constraint is laid on me."
    Book 10 (49% in)
  • And Telemachus will testify of this, thine own dear son, that not by mine own will or desire did I resort to thy house to sing to the wooers at their feasts; but being so many and stronger than I they led me by constraint.'
    Book 22 (72% in)

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

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