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ὁρμαίνω , used by Hom. only in pres., impf., and aor.
A.ὥρμηναIl.21.137, Od.2.156: (ὁρμάω) :—poet. Verb,
I. in Hom. always, turn over or revolve anxiously in the mind, debate, ponder, mostly c. acc., “ἧος ταῦθ᾽ ὥρμαινε κατὰ φρένα καὶ κατὰ θυμόνIl.1.193, etc. : more shortly, “κατὰ φρένα10.507; “ἐνὶ φρεσίνOd.4.843, h.Merc.66 ; “φρεσίνIl. 10.4, Od.3.151 ; “ἀνὰ θυμόν2.156 ; “θυμῷA.R.3.451 ; μετὰ φρεσί ib.18; also ὁρμαίνειν τι alone, ponder over, meditate, πόλεμον, πλόον, etc., Il. 10.28, Od.3.169, etc.; πολλά or “ἄλλα δέ οἱ κῆρ ὅρμαινε7.83, 18.345; “ὁρμαίνων τέραςPi.O.8.41.
2. abs., think, muse, ὣς ὥρμαινε thus he debated with himself, Il.21.64, cf. 14.20.
3. folld. by a clause, . . , . . debate whether . . , or . . , 16.435, Od.4.789, 15.300; . ὅπως debate, ponder how a thing is to be done, Il.21.137, 24.680.
4. c. inf., long, desire, Hom.Epigr.4.16, A.R.3.620, Theoc.24.26; “. νᾶας καῦσαιrushing on to . . , B.12.106.
II. after Hom.,
1. set in motion, drive forth, θυμὸν . gasp out one's life, A.Ag.1388 (ὀρυγάνει cj. Hermann); excite, urge,τινὰ πορεύεινPi.O.3.25 (v.l. ὥρμα).
2. intr., to be eager or impatient, chafe, fret,[ἵππος] βοὴν σάλπιγγος ὁρμαίνει κλύωνA.Th.394 ; “κέαρ .B.Fr.16.12 ; “ἄπρηκτον .Semon.1.7 : part. “ὁρμαίνωνeagerly, quickly, Pi.O.13.84.
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