toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

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

12 uses
  • So all day long they swayed the yoke they bore upon their necks.
    Book 15 (33% in)
  • And I in turn will sacrifice to thee a yearling heifer, broad of brow, unbroken, which man never yet hath led beneath the yoke.
    Book 3 (76% in)
  • But when they had put from them the desire of meat and drink, Nestor of Gerenia, lord of chariots, first spake among them: 'Lo now, my sons, yoke for Telemachus horses with flowing mane and lead them beneath the car, that he may get forward on his way.'
    Book 3 (95% in)
  • So all day long they swayed the yoke they bore upon their necks.
    Book 3 (98% in)
  • Say, shall we loose their swift horses from under the yoke, or send them onward to some other host who shall receive them kindly?'
    Book 4 (4% in)
  • So they loosed the sweating horses from beneath the yoke, and fastened them at the stalls of the horses, and threw beside them spelt, and therewith mixed white barley, and tilted the chariot against the shining faces of the gateway, and led the men into the hall divine.
    Book 4 (5% in)
  • Therewith he called to his men, and they gave ear, and without the palace they made ready the smooth-running mule-wain, and led the mules beneath the yoke, and harnessed them under the car, while the maiden brought forth from her bower the shining raiment.
    Book 6 (24% in)
  • And even as on a plain a yoke of four stallions comes springing all together beneath the lash, leaping high and speedily accomplishing the way, so leaped the stern of that ship, and the dark wave of the sounding sea rushed mightily in the wake, and she ran ever surely on her way, nor could a circling hawk keep pace with her, of winged things the swiftest.
    Book 13 (19% in)
  • But Telemachus woke the son of Nestor out of sweet sleep, touching him with his heel, and spake to him, saying: 'Awake, Peisistratus, son of Nestor, bring up thy horses of solid hoof, and yoke them beneath the car, that we may get forward on the road.'
    Book 15 (9% in)
  • So shall I too go with thee, and yoke thee horses and lead thee to the towns of men, and none shall send us empty away, but will give us some one thing to take with us, either a tripod of goodly bronze or a cauldron, or two mules or a golden chalice.'
    Book 15 (15% in)
  • Now when they had put from them the desire of meat and drink, then did Telemachus and the glorious son of Nestor yoke the horses and climb into the inlaid car.
    Book 15 (26% in)
  • Or would again, that there were oxen to drive, the best there may be, large and tawny, both well filled with fodder, of equal age and force to bear the yoke and of strength untiring!
    Book 18 (87% in)

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

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®