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

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Definition
ask humbly (for something);
or: make a humble, earnest petition;
or: ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
  • To her I made my supplication, and she showed no lack of a good understanding, behaving so as thou couldst not hope for in chancing upon one so young; for the younger folk lack wisdom always.
    Book 7 (84% in)
  • And as he thought within himself, it seemed better to stand apart, and beseech her with smooth words, lest the maiden should be angered with him if he touched her knees: so straightway he spake a sweet and cunning word: 'I supplicate thee, O queen, whether thou art a goddess or a mortal!
    Book 6 (46% in)
  • But when thou hast with prayers made supplication to the lordly races of the dead, then offer up a ram and a black ewe, bending their heads towards Erebus and thyself turn thy back, with thy face set for the shore of the river.
    Book 10 (92% in)
  • Now set me on board ship, since I supplicate thee in my flight, lest they slay me utterly; for methinks they follow hard after me.'
    Book 15 (51% in)
  • Wherefore now, bid Penelope tarry in the chambers, for all her eagerness, till the going down of the sun, and then let her ask me concerning her lord, as touching the day of his returning, and let her give me a seat yet nearer to the fire, for behold, I have sorry raiment, and thou knowest it thyself, since I made my supplication first to thee.'
    Book 17 (94% in)

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

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