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ἵημι , ἵησι, 3 pl. ἱεῖσι, inf. ι<*>έμεναι, part. ἱέντες, ι<*>εῖσαι, imp. ἵει, ipf. ἵει, 3 pl. ἵεν, fut. ἥσω, aor. ἧκα, ἕηκα, 3 pl. ἧκαν and ἕσαν, subj. ᾗσιν, opt. εἵην, inf. εἷναι, mid. pres. ἵεται, imp. ἵεσθε, part. ι<*>εμενος, ipf. ι?ετο, ἵεντο, aor. 3 pl. ἕντο: let go, i. e. set in motion of any sort.—I. act., send, ἄγγελόν τινι, Il. 18.182; put to anything, as harness, Il. 16.152; throw, let fly, μετὰ (adv.) δ᾽ ι?ὸν ἕηκεν, ‘in among them,’ Il. 1.48; so ‘let fall’ anything, as tears, a sword from the hand, ‘let down’ the hair, ‘let on’ water, Il. 12.25, and of the river itself ‘rolling’ its waters (thus, intrans., Od. 11.239, Od. 7.130); metaph., of ‘dismissing,’ i. e. by satisfying, a desire, ἔρον, Il. 13.638; ‘inspiring’ one with force, Il. 5.125; ‘laying’ misfortune on one, Il. 10.71. The applications of the word are very numerous, but always distinct if the fundamental signification be held in mind. The ground-meaning, as may be seen from the examples, usually gets a specific turn from the context, esp. by means of adverbs (ἐν, ἐξ, κατά, μετά, etc.).—II. mid., set oneself in motion at something (τινός), ἱέμενος ποταμοῖο ῥοα?ων, ‘giving thyself a direction’ toward Oceanus, Od. 10.529; so ‘press on,’ ‘hasten,’ Il. 13.707, Il. 12.274; met., with and without θυ_μῷ, ‘strive after’ (τινός), ‘be eager,’ Il. 23.371 ; θυ_μός, Il. 8.301; freq. phrase, ἐπεὶ πόσιος καὶ ἐδητύος ἐξ ἔρον ἕντο, had dismissed ‘from themselves,’ Il. 1.469, Od. 1.150.
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