Causal, to set in motion, urge
or push on, spur on, cheer on
, attic:—Pass., ὁρμηθεὶς θεοῦ inspired
by the god, Od.
; so, πρὸς θεῶν ὡρμημένος Soph.
with a thing as the object, to stir up
, πόλεμον Od.
:— Pass., ὡρμάθη πλαγά was inflicted
II.intr. to make a start, hasten on,
B.Mid. and Pass., like intr. Act.:
c. inf., μὴ φεύγειν ὁρμήσωνται that they put
not themselves in motion
to flee, think
of fleeing, Il.
; so, διώκειν ὡρμήθησαν id=Il.
; ὁ λόγος οὗτος ὡρμήθη λέγεσθαι
this account began
to be given, was taken in hand, Hdt.
; but, λόγον, τὸν ὥρμητο λέγειν
which he purposed
to make, id=Hdt.
; and with the inf. omitted, μενεήναμεν ὁρμηθέντε
3.to start from, begin from
, ἐνθεῦτεν ὁρμώμενοι going out from thence
to do one's daily work, Hdt.
; so of a general, to make a place his headquarters
or base of operations
; so, ὁρμ. ἀπὸ Σάρδεων Xen.
; ἀπ᾽ ἐλασσόνων ὁρμώμενος setting out, beginning
, with smaller means, Thuc.