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εἴλω, εἰλέω (ϝειλέω), subj. εἰλέωσι, part. εἰλεῦντα, ipf. εἴλει, εἴλεον, ἐείλεον, aor. 3 pl. ἔλσαν, inf. ἔλσαι, ἐέλσαι, part. ἔλσα_ς, pass. pres., part. εἰλόμενοι, ipf. εἰλεῦντο, aor. ἐάλη, 3 pl. ἄλεν, inf. ἀλῆναι, ἀλήμεναι, part. ἀλείς, perf. ἐέλμεθα, part. ἐελμένος: I. act. and pass., crowd together, hem in, shut up or off; (Orīon the hunter) θῆρας ὁμοῦ εἰλεῦντα, Od. 11.573; (δμωα?ς) εἴλεον ἐν στείνει, ὅθεν οὔ πως ἦεν ἀλύξαι, Od. 22.460; κατὰ πρύμνα_ς τε καὶ ἀμφ᾽ ἅλα ἔλσαι Ἀχαιούς, Il. 1.409; ὅν περ ἄελλαι | χειμέριαι εἰλέωσιν, ‘hold storm-bound,’ Il. 2.294; (νῆα) κεραυνῷ | Ζεὺς ἔλσα_ς ἐκέασσε, ‘with a crushing blow,’ Od. 5.132; (Ἄρης) Διὸς βουλῇσιν ἐελμένος, ‘held close,’ Il. 13.523.—II. mid., crowd or collect together, crouch, gather oneself for a spring; ἕστασαν ἀμφὶ βίην Διομήδεος εἰλόμενοι, Il. 5.782; οἳ δή τοι εἰς ἄστυ ἄλεν, Il. 22.12; χειμέριον ἀλὲν υ?δωρ, ‘accumulated,’ Il. 23.420 ; τῇ (ἀσπίδι) ὕπο πᾶς ἐάλη, ‘crouched,’ Il. 13.408 ; ἐνι δίφρῳ ᾗστο ἀλείς, ‘cowering close,’ Il. 16.403 ; Ἀχιλῆα ἀλεὶς μένεν, i. e. all ready to charge upon him, Il. 21.571, Od. 24.538.
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