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

4 uses
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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • Therefore I am suppliant at your knees, if haply you may be pleased to tell me of his melancholy end, whether you saw it with your own eyes, or heard it from some other traveller, for he was a man born to trouble.
    Book 3 (19% in)
  • Therefore, I am suppliant at your knees if haply you may tell me about my father's melancholy end, whether you saw it with your own eyes, or heard it from some other traveller; for he was a man born to trouble.
    Book 4 (37% in)
  • All day long her sails were full as she held her course over the sea, but when the sun went down and darkness was over all the earth, we got into the deep waters of the river Oceanus, where lie the land and city of the Cimmerians who live enshrouded in mist and darkness which the rays of the sun never pierce neither at his rising nor as he goes down again out of the heavens, but the poor wretches live in one long melancholy night.
    Book 11 (3% in)
  • The ghosts of other dead men stood near me and told me each his own melancholy tale; but that of Ajax son of Telamon alone held aloof—still angry with me for having won the cause in our dispute about the armour of Achilles.
    Book 11 (84% in)

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

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