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

2 uses
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Definition
small in effect or amount; or at the edge or border
The exact meaning of marginal depends upon its context. For example:
  • "marginal improvement" — small in quantity
  • "marginal capability" — small in effect
  • "a marginal employee" — barely adequate
  • "marginal tax rate" — at the edge or border
  • The "Odyssey" (as every one knows) abounds in passages borrowed from the "Iliad"; I had wished to print these in a slightly different type, with marginal references to the "Iliad," and had marked them to this end in my MS.
    Prefaces (48% in)
  • I would nevertheless urge on those who have the management of our University presses, that they would render a great service to students if they would publish a Greek text of the "Odyssey" with the Iliadic passages printed in a different type, and with marginal references.
    Prefaces (51% in)

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

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