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

3 uses
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to restrain or hinder

or more archaically:

a shackle for the ankles
  • And none but the noble seer{*} took in hand to drive them; but a grievous fate from the gods fettered him, even hard bonds and the herdsmen of the wild.
    Book 11 (45% in)
  • Now when Hephaestus heard the bitter tidings, he went his way to the forge, devising evil in the deep of his heart, and set the great anvil on the stithy, and wrought fetters that none might snap or loosen, that the lovers might there unmoveably remain.
    Book 8 (47% in)
  • And thus would they speak, looking each man to his neighbour: 'Ah me! who is this that fettered our swift ship on the deep as she drave homewards?
    Book 13 (39% in)

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

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