Scaean

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Scaean sē′an western, from the Scæan gate in Troy.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. skaios, left.

Usage

In literature:

A riv'let by the name of Xanthus ran, And I embrace the Scaean gate again.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
At last he tried to stand up, but fell down again, and began to crawl on hands and knees towards the Scaean gate.
"Tales of Troy: Ulysses the Sacker of Cities" by Andrew Lang
He slew Achilles by an arrow-shot in the Scaean gate, and prophecy was fulfilled.
"Adventures among Books" by Andrew Lang
And straightway they were at the Scaean gates.
"The Iliad" by Homer
I venture to assert that this great double gate must be the Homeric Scaean Gate.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
On the tower above the Scaean Gate, she found the Trojan elders.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
At the Scaean gates sat Priam and other old warriors.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 3 (of 12)" by Various
Their hasty steps Convey'd them quickly to the Scaean gate.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
A dried-up Xanthus I salute with joy, And clasp the portals of a Scaean gate.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
The treasure was named 'Priam's Treasure,' the largest building, 'Priam's Palace,' and the gate, 'The Scaean Gate.
"The Sea-Kings of Crete" by James Baikie
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In poetry:

No need to bid him show the scars
Of blows dealt by the Scaean gate,
Who lived to pass its shattered bars,
And see the foe capitulate:
"California's Greeting To Seward" by Francis Bret Harte