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Headword: Ἵησιν
Adler number: iota,226
Translated headword: throws
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] lets go.[1]
"As one [of Menon's soldiers] was splitting wood, when he saw Clearchus approaching, he threw the axe at him." Xenophon [sc. writes this].[2]
Greek Original:
Ἵησιν: ἀφίησιν. σχίζων τις ξύλα, ὡς εἶδε τὸν Κλέαρχον προσιόντα, ἵησι τῇ ἀξίνῃ. Ξενοφῶν.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica (see the references at Photius iota71 Theodoridis) and in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 3.12, from where the headword -- the athematic third person singular, present, of ἵημι (cf. iota 213) -- is quoted.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 1.5.12 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 March 2006@00:11:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 March 2006@03:43:00.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword) on 19 May 2006@10:38:49.
David Whitehead (expanded notes and keywords) on 10 January 2013@05:16:41.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 21 January 2013@16:10:28.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 6 January 2019@23:30:22.


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