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

9 uses
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Definition
welcoming
in various senses, including:
  • inclined to treat guests well — as in "She is good-natured and hospitable."
  • favorable to life and growth — as in "The climate is hospitable to roses."
  • open to new ideas or change — as in "The organization is hospitable to new ideas."
  • Surely ourselves ate much hospitable cheer of other men, ere we twain came hither, even if in time to come Zeus haply give us rest from affliction.
    Book 4 (4% in)
  • Zeus prophecies that after twenty days sailing, Odysseus will reach Scheria, and the hospitable Phaeacians, a people akin to the Gods, who will convey him to Ithaca.
    Introduction (65% in)
  • Then the goodly Odysseus awoke and sat up, pondering in his heart and spirit: 'Woe is me! to what men's land am I come now? say, are they froward, and wild, and unjust, or are they hospitable, and of God-fearing mind?
    Book 6 (38% in)
  • But come now, declare me this and plainly tell it all; whither wast thou borne wandering, and to what shores of men thou camest; tell me of the people and of their fair-lying cities, of those whoso are hard and wild and unjust, and of those likewise who are hospitable and of a god-fearing mind.
    Book 8 (98% in)
  • So soon as early Dawn shone forth, the rosy-fingered, then I called a gathering of my men, and spake among them all: ' "Abide here all the rest of you, my dear companions; but I will go with mine own ship and my ship's company, and make proof of these men, what manner of folk they are, whether froward, and wild, and unjust, or hospitable and of god-fearing mind."
    Book 9 (30% in)
  • Say, are they froward, and wild, and unjust, or hospitable and of a god-fearing mind?
    Book 13 (46% in)
  • Now be Zeus my witness before any god, and the hospitable board and the hearth of noble Odysseus whereunto I am come, that all these things shall surely be accomplished even as I tell thee.
    Book 14 (30% in)
  • Now Zeus be witness before any god, and this hospitable board and this hearth of noble Odysseus, whereunto I am come, that Odysseus is even now of a surety in his own country, resting or faring, learning of these evil deeds, and sowing the seeds of evil for all the wooers.
    Book 17 (25% in)
  • Be Zeus now my witness before any god, and the hospitable board and the hearth of noble Odysseus, whereunto I am come, that while thou art still in this place Odysseus shall come home, and thou shalt see with thine eyes, if thou wilt, the slaying of the wooers who lord it here.'
    Book 20 (59% in)

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

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