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

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Definition
something that causes misery
  • For seven years after he had killed Agamemnon he ruled in Mycene, and the people were obedient under him, but in the eighth year Orestes came back from Athens to be his bane, and killed the murderer of his father.
    Book 3 (61% in)
  • I wish I were as young as you are and in my present mind; if I were son to Ulysses, or, indeed, Ulysses himself, I would rather some one came and cut my head off, but I would go to the house and be the bane of every one of these men.
    Book 16 (21% in)

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

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