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Headword: Ἵει
Adler number: iota,213
Translated headword: throws
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] sends, releases.[1]
"He threw himself into cold water, asserting that baths are the old age of men."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἵει: πέμπει, ἀφίησιν. ὁ δὲ ἵει ἑαυτὸν εἰς ὕδωρ ψυχρὸν φάσκων, γῆρας ἀνθρώπων εἶναι τὰ βαλανεῖα.
Notes:
[1] Thematic third person singular present (or imperfect) active of ἵημι . Similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon (see the references at Photius iota37 Theodoridis), and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 3.221 (where the optative εἵη occurs); and cf. iota 226.
[2] An approximation of Philostratus, Life of Apollonius 1.16 (apparently meaning that hot baths make people old).
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 May 2006@01:09:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 19 May 2006@03:03:22.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 19 May 2006@10:37:56.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 10 January 2013@04:07:49.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 April 2015@00:16:02.

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