1.to send, Hom., etc.
3.to send forth, throw, hurl, of stones or javelins, Hom.; c. gen. pers. to throw or shoot at one, Il.
the acc. is often omitted, so that ἵημι
sometimes seems intr., to throw, shoot
; c. gen. objecti, τῶν μεγάλων ψυχῶν ἱείς shooting
at great souls, Soph.
of water, to let flow, let burst
or spout forth
, etc.; ὕδωρ
omitted, ποταμὸς ἐπὶ γαῖαν ἵησιν
the river pours
over the land, Od.
; so, of fire, Eur.
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
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