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

12 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
a righteous cause
Definition
morally correct; or morally justified

or:

acting or feeling morally superior — especially when it isn't true (this meaning is more typically seen as a compound word beginning with "self-")
  • Long ago when ye were children, ye marked not your fathers' telling, what manner of man was Odysseus among them, one that wrought no iniquity toward any man, nor spake aught unrighteous in the township, as is the wont of divine kings.
    Book 4 (82% in)
  • Henceforth let not any sceptred king be kind and gentle with all his heart, nor minded to do righteously, but let him alway be a hard man and work unrighteousness: for behold, there is none that remembereth divine Odysseus of the people whose lord he was, and was gentle as a father.
    Book 2 (55% in)
  • Henceforth let not any sceptred king be kind and gentle with all his heart, nor minded to do righteously, but let him alway be a hard man and work unrighteousness: for behold, there is none that remembereth divine Odysseus of the people whose lord he was, and was gentle as a father.
    Book 2 (55% in)
  • ...them the tale of the many woes of Odysseus, recalling them to mind; for near her heart was he that then abode in the dwelling of the nymph: 'Father Zeus, and all ye other blessed gods that live for ever, henceforth let not any sceptred king be kind and gentle with all his heart, nor minded to do righteously, but let him alway be a hard man and work unrighteousness, for behold, there is none that remembereth divine Odysseus of the people whose lord he was, and was gentle as a father.
    Book 5 (3% in)
  • ...them the tale of the many woes of Odysseus, recalling them to mind; for near her heart was he that then abode in the dwelling of the nymph: 'Father Zeus, and all ye other blessed gods that live for ever, henceforth let not any sceptred king be kind and gentle with all his heart, nor minded to do righteously, but let him alway be a hard man and work unrighteousness, for behold, there is none that remembereth divine Odysseus of the people whose lord he was, and was gentle as a father.
    Book 5 (3% in)
  • Yea and the gods, in the likeness of strangers from far countries, put on all manner of shapes, and wander through the cities, beholding the violence and the righteousness of men.'
    Book 17 (80% in)

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

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?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • For I too have a righteous mind, and my heart within me is not of iron, but pitiful even as thine.'
    Book 5 (39% in)
  • 'So spake she, but I answered her, saying: "Oh, Circe, what righteous man would have the heart to taste meat and drink ere he had redeemed his company, and beheld them face to face?
    Book 10 (68% in)
  • Verily the blessed gods love not froward deeds, but they reverence justice and the righteous acts of men.
    Book 14 (16% in)
  • When he had done supper, and the divine minstrel was ending his song, then the wooers raised a clamour through the halls; but Athene stood by Odysseus, son of Laertes, and moved him to go gathering morsels of bread among the wooers, and learn which were righteous and which unjust.
    Book 17 (59% in)
  • Then Amphinomus made harangue, and spake among them, Amphinomus, the famous son of Nisus the prince, the son of Aretias: 'Friends, when a righteous word has been spoken, none surely would rebuke another with hard speech and be angry.
    Book 18 (97% in)
  • And late and at last spake among them Agelaus, son of Damastor: 'Friends, when a righteous word has been spoken, none surely would rebuke another with hard speech and be angry.
    Book 20 (81% in)

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

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