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

8 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
Her manner was grave.
Definition
serious and/or solemn
The exact meaning of this sense of grave can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad or solemn
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — in a sincere and serious manner
  • And a grave dame bare wheaten bread and set it by them, and laid on the board many dainties, giving freely of such things as she had by her.
    Book 1 (32% in)
  • And a handmaid bare water for the hands in a goodly golden ewer, and poured it forth over a silver basin to wash withal; and to their side she drew a polished table, and a grave dame bare food and set it by them, and laid upon the board many dainties, giving freely of such things as she had by her, and a carver lifted and placed by them platters of divers kinds of flesh, and nigh them he set golden bowls.
    Book 4 (7% in)
  • And a grave dame bare wheaten bread and set it by him and laid upon the board many dainties, giving freely of such things as she had by her.
    Book 7 (51% in)
  • And a handmaid bare water for the hands in a goodly golden ewer, and poured it forth over a silver basin to wash withal; and to my side she drew a polished table, and a grave dame bare wheaten bread and set it by me, and laid on the board many dainties, giving freely of such things as she had by her.
    Book 10 (66% in)
  • And a grave dame bare wheaten bread and set it by them, and laid on the board many dainties, giving freely of such things as she had by her.
    Book 15 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • And they that ministered set by him a portion of flesh, and the grave dame brought wheaten bread and set it by him to eat.
    Book 17 (42% in)
  • Nay, burn me there with mine armour, all that is mine, and pile me a barrow on the shore of the grey sea, the grave of a luckless man, that even men unborn may hear my story.
    Book 11 (12% in)
  • And the grave dame bare wheaten bread, and set it by them, and laid on the board many dainties, giving freely of such things as she had by her.
    Book 17 (15% in)

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

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Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®