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ἵμερος [ι_], ,
A.longing, yearning after, c. gen. rei, “σίτου . . περὶ φρένας ἵμερος αἱρεῖIl.11.89, etc.; γόου ἵμερον ὦρσε raised [in them] a yearning after tears, i.e. a desire of the soul to disburden itself in grief, 23.14; “ὑφ᾽ ἵμερος ὦρτο γόοιοOd.16.215, etc.: with gen. obj. added, πατρὸς ὑφ᾽ ἵμερον ὦρσε γόοιο for his father, 4.113; ἵμερον ἔχειν, = ἱμείρεσθαι, c. inf., Hdt.5.106,7.43; “ἵμερος ἔχει με . . ἰδεῖνS.OC1725 (lyr.), cf. Sapph.Supp.24.11; “. ἐπείρεσθαί μοι ἐπῆλθέHdt.1.30, cf. 9.3; τῶν (sc. δενδρέων)“ γλυκὺς . ἔσχεν . . φυτεῦσαιPi.O.3.33: in pl., πολλοὶ γὰρ εἰς ἓν ξυμπίτνουσιν . various impulses or emotions, A. Ch.299, cf. Phld.Ir.p.37 W., Piet.20.
II. as Adj., only in neut. as Adv., “ἵμερον αὐλήσαντιAP9.266 (Antip.); ἵμερα μελίζεσθαι, δακρῦσαι, ib.7.30 (Antip. Sid.), 364 (Marc. Arg.).— Poet., exc. in Pl. and Ion. and later Prose, as Hdt. ll. cc., Hp.Aër. 22, Phld. ll. cc., Acad.Ind.p.56M. (Sts. derived fr. is-mero-, cf. Skt. i[snull ][tnull ]ás 'desired', i[snull ]más 'god of love', but Aeol. texts have ἴμερος, ἰμέρρω, never ἰμμ-; cf. ἡμερτόν: ἐπέραστον, Hsch. (s.v.l.).)
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