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avenge
used in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

15 uses
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?  —13 uses
exact meaning not specified
Definition
take revenge for a perceived wrong
  • For the son of Atreus shall be avenged at the hand of Orestes, so soon as he shall come to man's estate and long for his own country.
    Prefaces (39% in)
  • If on the other hand you choose to persist in spunging upon one man, heaven help me, but Jove shall reckon with you in full, and when you fall in my father's house there shall be no man to avenge you."
    Book 1 (86% in)
  • I pray you by Jove and Themis, who is the beginning and the end of councils, [do not] hold back, my friends, and leave me singlehanded (endnote 18)—unless it be that my brave father Ulysses did some wrong to the Achaeans which you would now avenge on me, by aiding and abetting these suitors.
    Book 2 (17% in)
  • Not only will he deal rigorously with me, but heaven will also punish me; for my mother when she leaves the house will call on the Erinyes to avenge her; besides, it would not be a creditable thing to do, and I will have nothing to say to it.
    Book 2 (32% in)
  • If, on the other hand, you elect to persist in spunging upon one man, heaven help me, but Jove shall reckon with you in full, and when you fall in my father's house there shall be no man to avenge you."
    Book 2 (34% in)
  • "Nestor son of Neleus," answered Telemachus, "honour to the Achaean name, the Achaeans applaud Orestes and his name will live through all time for he has avenged his father nobly.
    Book 3 (40% in)
  • He married her after having killed his father, but the gods proclaimed the whole story to the world; whereon he remained king of Thebes, in great grief for the spite the gods had borne him; but Epicaste went to the house of the mighty jailor Hades, having hanged herself for grief, and the avenging spirits haunted him as for an outraged mother—to his ruing bitterly thereafter.
    Book 11 (44% in)
  • Advise me how I shall best avenge myself.
    Book 13 (88% in)
  • In the end, however, he escaped with his life, drove the cattle from Phylace to Pylos, avenged the wrong that had been done him, and gave the daughter of Neleus to his brother.
    Book 15 (41% in)
  • Still, if the poor have gods and avenging deities at all, I pray them that Antinous may come to a bad end before his marriage.
    Book 17 (78% in)
  • Ulysses was glad when he heard the omens conveyed to him by the woman's speech, and by the thunder, for he knew they meant that he should avenge himself on the suitors.
    Book 20 (33% in)
  • It will be an everlasting disgrace to us if we do not avenge the murder of our sons and brothers.
    Book 24 (79% in)
  • He thought he was going to avenge the murder of his son, whereas in truth he was never to return, but was himself to perish in his attempt.
    Book 24 (86% in)

There are no more uses of "avenge" flagged with this meaning in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler).

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  • Supposing that with Jove's and your assistance I succeed in killing them, I must ask you to consider where I am to escape to from their avengers when it is all over."
    Book 20 (12% in)
  • May your excellency fear the wrath of heaven, for we are your suppliants, and Jove takes all respectable travellers under his protection, for he is the avenger of all suppliants and foreigners in distress.'
    Book 9 (47% in)

There are no more uses of "avenge" in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler).

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