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

4 uses
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Definition
to scatter or cause to spread
  • As she spoke the goddess dispersed the mist and the land appeared.
    Book 13 (80% in)
  • "When, however, we had sacked the city of Priam, and were setting sail in our ships as heaven had dispersed us, then Jove saw fit to vex the Argives on their homeward voyage; for they had not all been either wise or understanding, and hence many came to a bad end through the displeasure of Jove's daughter Minerva, who brought about a quarrel between the two sons of Atreus.
    Book 3 (26% in)
  • This much, however, I know exceedingly well; you were very kind to me as long as we Achaeans were fighting before Troy, but from the day on which we went on board ship after having sacked the city of Priam, and heaven dispersed us—from that day, Minerva, I saw no more of you, and cannot ever remember your coming to my ship to help me in a difficulty; I had to wander on sick and sorry till the gods delivered me from evil and I reached the city of the Phaeacians, where you encouraged me...
    Book 13 (72% in)
  • There we fought for nine whole years, but in the tenth we sacked the city of Priam and sailed home again as heaven dispersed us.
    Book 14 (45% in)

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

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