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Headword: Ἱρή
Adler number: iota,596
Translated headword: Hire
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a city [of that name].
Greek Original:
Ἱρή: πόλις.
In Messenia; cf. Homer, Iliad 9.150 (web address 1); Strabo 8.4.5; Pausanias 4.30.1 (Web address 2). The name means "Holy", and Homer also calls Troy Ἴλιος ἱρή , "Holy Ilium" (Iliad 4.46, etc. [Web address 3]). (H)ire is also the way Lucian(?) refers in the Ionic dialect to the city (otherwise known as Hierapolis) he describes in On the Syrian Goddess (1).
cf. iota 593, iota 595.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 May 2003@09:58:20.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified headword, augmented note and added links) on 24 May 2003@08:43:33.
William Hutton (augmented note) on 21 June 2003@06:15:38.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 22 June 2003@04:50:47.
David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 17 July 2003@03:12:15.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2013@08:53:10.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links, betacode cosmetics) on 19 January 2013@01:55:04.


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