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

2 uses
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Definition
the highest point - physically or as a metaphor
  • And when it was the third watch of the night, and the stars had crossed the zenith, Zeus the cloud-gatherer roused against them an angry wind with wondrous tempest, and shrouded in clouds land and sea alike, and from heaven sped down the night.
    Book 12 (69% in)
  • But when it was now the third watch of the night and the stars had passed the zenith, in that hour I spake unto Odysseus who was nigh me, and thrust him with my elbow, and he listened straightway: ' "Son of Laertes, of the seed of Zeus, Odysseus of many devices, verily I shall cease from among living men, for this wintry cold is slaying me, seeing that I have no mantle.
    Book 14 (91% in)

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

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