ἴς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wéyh₁s, from *weyh₁-. Cognate with Latin vīs.

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Noun[edit]

ῑ̓́ς (ī́sf (genitive ῑ̓νός); third declension

  1. force, power
  2. muscle (of the body)
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 21.282–283:
      εἴ μοι ἔτ’ ἐστὶν / ἴς, οἵη πάρος ἔσκεν ἐνὶ γναμπτοῖσι μέλεσσιν
      eí moi ét’ estìn / ís, hoíē páros ésken enì gnamptoîsi mélessin
      if I still have the power that used to be in my supple limbs

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References[edit]

  • ἴς (Β) in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ἴς in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ἴς in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • ἴς in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • ἴς in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • ἴς in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter