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ἵμερος 1

I.a longing or yearning after a thing, Lat. desiderium, c. gen., Il.; γόου ἵμερον ὦρσεν raised [in them] a yearning after tears, i. e. a desire to weep, id=Il.; and with a second gen., πατρὸς ὑφ᾽ ἵμερον ὦρσε γόοιο for his father, Od.; ἵμερον ἔχειν ἱμείρεσθαι, Hdt.:—in pl., πολλοὶ ἵμεροι various emotions, Aesch.
2.absol. desire, love, Il., etc. adj., but only in neut. as adv., ἵμερον αὐλεῖν Anth.; ἵμερα μελίζεσθαι, δακρύειν id=Anth.

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