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

2 uses
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Definition
to adapt to
in various senses, including:
  • "She was weaned at 3 months." — a mammal's adaption to the removal of breastmilk (note this is the unqualified sense)
  • "I weaned myself from cigarettes." — adapted to the gradual removal of
  • "I was weaned on progressive principals" — raised on or adapted to at a very early age.
  • Even as when a hind hath couched her newborn fawns unweaned in a strong lion's lair, and searcheth out the mountain-knees and grassy hollows, seeking pasture; and afterward the lion cometh back to his bed, and sendeth forth unsightly death upon that pair, even so shall Odysseus send forth unsightly death upon the wooers.
    Book 17 (20% in)
  • Even as when a hind hath couched her newborn fawns unweaned in a strong lion's lair, and searcheth out the mountain knees and grassy hollows, seeking pasture, and afterward the lion cometh back to his bed, and sendeth forth unsightly death upon that pair, even so shall Odysseus send forth unsightly death upon the wooers.
    Book 4 (40% in)

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

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