ἵημι

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(H)ieh₁ (to throw). Compare Latin iacio. This has been connected with Hittite i̯e "to do, make", but that hypothesis is rejected by Kloekhorst 2008.

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Verb[edit]

ἵημῐ (hī́ēmi)

  1. I release, let go
  2. (of sounds) I utter, speak, say
  3. I throw, shoot, hurl
  4. (of water) I let flow, flow, spout forth
  5. I send
  6. (middle) I speed myself, hasten
  7. (middle, with infinitive) I am eager, I desire (to do something)
  8. (middle, with genitive) I am set upon, long for

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All forms except the present and imperfect are used only in composition.

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