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

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Definition
sensible and careful
  • The germ of the whole epic is probably the popular tale, known all over the world, of the warrior who, on his return from a long expedition, has great difficulty in making his prudent wife recognise him.
    Introduction (94% in)
  • Yet shalt not thou, Odysseus, find death at the hand of thy wife, for she is very discreet and prudent in all her ways, the wise Penelope, daughter of Icarius.
    Book 11 (69% in)
  • Wherefore I may in no wise leave thee in thy grief, so courteous art thou, so ready of wit and so prudent.
    Book 13 (76% in)
  • Anon they sent forward a herald to the house of Odysseus to bear the tidings to prudent Penelope, namely, how Telemachus was in the field, and had bidden the ship sail to the city, lest the noble queen should be afraid, and let the round tears fall.
    Book 16 (68% in)
  • And Odysseus of many counsels answered him saying: 'Amphinomus, verily thou seemest to me a prudent man enough; for such too was the father of whom thou art sprung, for I have heard the fair fame of him, how that Nisus of Dulichium was a good man and a rich, and his son they say thou art, and thou seemest a man of understanding.
    Book 18 (30% in)
  • Then the prudent Eurycleia answered: 'Nay, my child, thou shouldst not now blame her where no blame is.
    Book 20 (35% in)
  • They it is that have marred thy reason, though heretofore thou hadst a prudent heart.
    Book 23 (4% in)

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

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  • But long ago Telemachus was ware of him, that he was within the house, yet in his prudence he hid the counsels of his father, that he might take vengeance on the violence of the haughty wooers.'
    Book 23 (9% in)

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

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