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σεύω , aor. ἔσσευα, σεῦα, mid. ipf. ἐσσεύοντο, aor. 1 σεύατο, ἐσσεύαντο, subj. σεύωνται, aor. 2 ἔσσυο, ἔσσυτο, σύτο, pass. perf. ἔσσυμαι, part., w. pres. signif. and irreg. accent, ἐσσύμενος: I. act. and mid. aor. 1, set a going rapidly, chase, drive, start; of impulsion by the hand of a god, ‘swung’ him, Il. 20.325; so of chasing persons down-hill, Il. 6.133; driving away animals, Od. 14.35, Il. 3.26; making a stone fly, a head roll, Il. 14.413, Il. 11.147; starting or drawing blood, Il. 5.208.—II. pass. and mid., sometimes even aor. 1, set oneself a going rapidly, rush, hasten, speed; w. inf., σεύατο διώκειν, ‘made haste’ to pursue, Il. 17.463, Il. 23.198; met., θυ_μός μοι ἔσσυται, Il. 10.484; esp. the part. ἐσσύμενος, striving, eager, desirous, w. gen., Od. 4.733, w. inf. Od. 4.416.
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