Ancient Greek Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Hellenic *yīyēmi, reduplicated present of Proto-Indo-European *(H)yeh₁- (to throw). Compare Latin iaciō. This has been connected with Hittite [script needed] (iya-, to do, make), but that hypothesis is rejected by Kloekhorst (2008).

Pronunciation Edit


Verb Edit

ῑ̔́ημῐ (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 voice) I speed myself, hasten
  7. (middle voice, with infinitive) I am eager, I desire (to do something)
  8. (middle voice, with genitive) I am set upon, long for

Usage notes Edit

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

Inflection Edit

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References Edit

  • ἵημι”, in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ἵημι”, in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ἵημι”, in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • ἵημι in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • ἵημι in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • ἵημι”, in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Encyclopedia Papyrus-Larousse (1963)
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  • Pokorny *i_e:-