What does 'it is sound only' mean? I'm reading a book about Achilles. It says, when his beloved companion(Patroclus) is dead, he calls his name over and over until it is sound only. I don't quite get what 'until it is sound only' means here.
Nov 5, 2017 3:38 PM
Answers · 2
It means that he repeats the name Patroclus for so long that the name loses all meaning and becomes just a sound — like a mantra. Are you reaching Achilles by Elizabeth Cook, by any chance?
November 5, 2017
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