Phrasal verbs: to sail off and to speed on

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cathyparis

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I cannot find translations (from English into French) or explanations of the following phrasal verbs, both from The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles:

1) To sail off

"Yes, he has sailed off for news of his father" (Book 5, Line 21)

2) To speed on

"May Zeus speed him on to a happy end" (Book 2, Line 34)

I understand that the old lord Aegyptius who is speaking, would like Zeus to accelerate the return of Odysseus and that this return should finally end in a happy way. What other verb could replace "speed him"?

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Welcome to the forums.

#1 "Yes, he has sailed off for news of his father" >> He has sailed from here for news of his father


#2 May Zeus speed him on to a happy end
What other verb could replace "speed him"?


accelerate him
precipitate him
impel him
bring him quickly

The last is the best!
 
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