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

2 meanings, 15 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
will yield valuable data
Definition
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
  • And Odysseus of many counsels answered him saying: 'Thou too, my friend, all hail; and may the gods vouchsafe thee happiness, and mayst thou never miss this sword which thou hast given me, thou that with soft speech hast yielded me amends.'
    Book 8 (71% in)
yielded = produced or gave
There are no more uses of "yield" flagged with this meaning in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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2  —5 uses as in:
yield to pressure
Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • But whensoever we Achaeans did battle on the plain of Troy, he never tarried behind in the throng or the press of men, but ran out far before us all, yielding to none in that might of his.
    Book 11 (80% in)
yielding = giving in, giving up, or giving way (easily moved or soft)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • So too when fair-tressed Demeter yielded to her love, and lay with Iasion in the thrice-ploughed fallow-field, Zeus was not long without tidings thereof, and cast at him with his white bolt and slew him.
    Book 5 (25% in)
  • yielded = gave in, gave way, or gave up
  • Howbeit for this present let us yield to the black night, and we will make ready our supper abiding by the swift ship, and in the morning we will climb on board, and put out into the broad deep.
    Book 12 (64% in)
  • Meanwhile Odysseus brought up his treasure, the gold and the unyielding bronze and fair woven raiment, which the Phaeacians gave him.
    Book 13 (84% in)
  • Thou knowest how firm is my spirit and unyielding, and I will keep me fast as stubborn stone or iron.
    Book 19 (82% in)

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

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?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • And it should be a field of four ploughgates, and the clod should yield before the ploughshare.
    Book 18 (87% in)
  • For there the ewes yean thrice within the full circle of a year; there neither lord nor shepherd lacketh aught of cheese or flesh or of sweet milk, but ever the flocks yield store of milk continual.
    Book 4 (11% in)
  • Medicines of such virtue and so helpful had the daughter of Zeus, which Polydamna, the wife of Thon, had given her, a woman of Egypt, where earth the grain-giver yields herbs in greatest plenty, many that are healing in the cup, and many baneful.
    Book 4 (28% in)
  • Now the South would toss it to the North to carry, and now again the East would yield it to the West to chase.
    Book 5 (67% in)
  • As for Euryalus, let him yield amends to the man himself, with soft speech and with a gift, for his was no gentle saying.'
    Book 8 (67% in)
  • Wilt thou not yield thee even to the deathless gods?
    Book 12 (26% in)
  • Then he stood erect, and smote the boar with a billet of oak which he had left in the cleaving, and the boar yielded up his life.
    Book 14 (79% in)
  • Nay sit, and feast in silence, or else get ye forth and weep, and leave the bow here behind, to be a terrible contest for the wooers, for methinks that this polished bow does not lightly yield itself to be strung.
    Book 21 (22% in)
  • But now he is slain after his deserving, and do thou spare thy people, even thine own; and we will hereafter go about the township and yield thee amends for all that has been eaten and drunken in thy halls, each for himself bringing atonement of twenty oxen worth, and requiting thee in gold and bronze till thy heart is softened, but till then none may blame thee that thou art angry.'
    Book 22 (11% in)

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

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