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

5 uses
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a binding agreement

or (much more rarely): to formally or solemnly promise
  • His daughter he was sending to the son of Achilles, cleaver of the ranks of men, for in Troy he first had promised and covenanted to give her, and now the gods were bringing about their marriage.
    Book 4 (1% in)
  • But come now, let us make a covenant; and we will each one have for witnesses the gods above, who hold Olympus.
    Book 14 (73% in)
  • Then Odysseus of many counsels answered him saying: 'Look first on this scar and consider it, that the boar dealt me with his white tusk on Parnassus, whither I had gone, and thou didst send me forth, thou and my lady mother, to Autolycus my mother's father, to get the gifts which when he came hither he promised and covenanted to give me.
    Book 24 (60% in)
  • Now that goodly Odysseus hath wreaked vengeance on the wooers, let them make a firm covenant together with sacrifice, and let him be king all his days, and let us bring about oblivion of the slaying of their children and their brethren; so may both sides love one another as of old, and let peace and wealth abundant be their portion.'
    Book 24 (87% in)
  • And thereafter Pallas Athene set a covenant between them with sacrifice, she, the daughter of Zeus lord of the aegis, in the likeness of Mentor, both in fashion and in voice.
    Book 24 (98% in)

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

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