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ἵημι set a going, put in motion, being the Causal of εἶμι (ibo), ἧκα πόδας καὶ χεῖρε φέρεσθαι Od.; . πόδα Eur.: hence send, Hom., etc.
2.of sounds, to send forth, utter, id=Hom., etc.; Ἑλλάδα γλῶσσαν . to speak Greek, Hdt.; φωνὴν Παρνησίδα Aesch.; τὸ τᾶς εὐφήμου στόμα φροντίδος ἱέντες, i. e. speaking not in words, but in silent thought, Soph. send forth, throw, hurl, of stones or javelins, Hom.; c. gen. pers. to throw or shoot at one, Il. βάλλειν, c. dat. instrumenti, ἵησι τῆι ἀξίνηι he throws [at him] with his axe, Xen.
c.the acc. is often omitted, so that ἵημι sometimes seems intr., to throw, shoot, Hom.; c. gen. objecti, τῶν μεγάλων ψυχῶν ἱείς shooting at great souls, Soph.
4.of water, to let flow, let burst or spout forth, Il., Aesch., etc.; ὕδωρ omitted, ποταμὸς ἐπὶ γαῖαν ἵησιν the river pours over the land, Od.; so, of fire, Eur. let fall, κὰδ δὲ κάρητος ἧκε κόμας made his locks flow down from his head. Od.; ἐκ δὲ ποδοῖιν ἄκμονας ἧκα δύω I let two anvils hang from his two legs, id=Od.; ἧκαν ἑαυτούς let themselves go, Xen.
II.Mid. to send oneself, hasten, οἴκαδε ἱέμενος hastening homewards, Hom.; ἱέμενος Τροίηνδε Od.; so, δρόμωι ἵεσθαι ἐπί τινα Hdt.; etc.
2.metaph. to be set upon doing a thing, to desire to do it, c. inf., ἵετο γὰρ βαλέειν Il.:—c. gen. to long for, ἱέμενοι νίκης id=Il.:—absol. in part., ἱέμενός περ eager though he was, Od.
3.the 3rd pl. aor2 mid. ἕντο is used by Hom. in the phrase ἐπεὶ πόσιος καὶ ἐδητύος ἐξ ἔρον ἕντο, when they had put away the desire of meat and drink, i. e. eaten and drunk enough, Virgil's postquam exempta fames epulis.

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