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

14 uses
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in various senses, including:
  • inclined to treat guests well — as in "She is good-natured and hospitable."
  • favorable to life and growth — as in "The climate is hospitable to roses."
  • open to new ideas or change — as in "The organization is hospitable to new ideas."
  • Are they cruel, savage, and uncivilised, or hospitable and humane?
    Book 6 (35% in)
  • Here they passed the night and Diocles entertained them hospitably.
    Book 3 (98% in)
  • Now, therefore, have pity upon me and grant that I may find friends and be hospitably received by the Phaeacians.
    Book 6 (99% in)
  • Tell us of the peoples themselves, and of their cities—who were hostile, savage and uncivilised, and who, on the other hand, hospitable and humane.
    Book 8 (98% in)
  • " 'Stay here, my brave fellows,' said I, 'all the rest of you, while I go with my ship and exploit these people myself: I want to see if they are uncivilised savages, or a hospitable and humane race.'
    Book 9 (31% in)
  • Are they savage and uncivilised or hospitable and humane?
    Book 13 (47% in)
  • There Pheidon king of the Thesprotians entertained me hospitably without charging me anything at all—for his son found me when I was nearly dead with cold and fatigue, whereon he raised me by the hand, took me to his father's house and gave me clothes to wear.
    Book 14 (59% in)
  • There they passed the night and were treated hospitably.
    Book 15 (33% in)
  • Come, therefore, and in Ithaca we will treat you hospitably according to what we have.
    Book 15 (49% in)
  • Then he said to his friend Piraeus, "Piraeus, son of Clytius, you have throughout shown yourself the most willing to serve me of all those who have accompanied me to Pylos; I wish you would take this stranger to your own house and entertain him hospitably till I can come for him."
    Book 15 (97% in)
  • We went to Pylos and saw Nestor, who took me to his house and treated me as hospitably as though I were a son of his own who had just returned after a long absence; so also did his sons; but he said he had not heard a word from any human being about Ulysses, whether he was alive or dead.
    Book 17 (18% in)
  • He told her all about the Cyclops and how he had punished him for having so ruthlessly eaten his brave comrades; how he then went on to Aeolus, who received him hospitably and furthered him on his way, but even so he was not to reach home, for to his great grief a hurricane carried him out to sea again; how he went on to the Laestrygonian city Telepylos, where the people destroyed all his ships with their crews, save himself and his own ship only.
    Book 23 (84% in)
  • I received him hospitably, making him welcome to all the abundance of my house, and when he went away I gave him all customary presents.
    Book 24 (49% in)
  • If you could have found your friend here alive in Ithaca, he would have entertained you hospitably and would have requited your presents amply when you left him—as would have been only right considering what you had already given him.
    Book 24 (52% in)

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

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