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ξυνίημι (“ι^”): as Ar. Av. 946 begins a trimeter with “ξυνίημ᾽ ὅτι βούλει”. The initial “ι” of “ἵημι” is properly long in pres. (and impf.) indic., imper., infin., and partic. This is the regular quantity in Attic: cp. 596. In Homeric verse the pres. indic. and imper., and the pres. part., (act. and midd.,) have “ι_” in arsis (and once, even in thesis, Il. 12. 274ἀλλὰ πρόσωἵεσθε”): but “ι^” in thesis, as when “ἵενται” closes a verse. The impf., too, has “ι^” in thesis, as Il. 1. 479(“ἵει”). The Tragoedians, following epic precedent, sometimes shorten “ι” in these parts of “ἵημι”: thus “ἵησιν” (“ι^”) in lyrics, Aesch. Th. 310.But it is noteworthy that in tragic dialogue the examples of “ι^” seem to be confined to the pres. part.; thus Aesch. Th. 493ἱέντα”: Eur. Hec. 338 and I. A. 1101 “ἱεῖσα”: I. T. 298 “ἱείς”.

τάδ̓: your kindly purpose.

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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 310
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 493
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 946
    • Euripides, Hecuba, 338
    • Homer, Iliad, 12.274
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.479
    • Sophocles, Electra, 596
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