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Headword: Ἴκμενον
Adler number: iota,269
Translated headword: favorable, following
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A term for] a wind which drives [ships].
Greek Original:
Ἴκμενον: πορευτικὸν ἄνεμον.
Similarly in other lexica, and in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 1.479, where the headword (accusative case) occurs.
It is uncertain whether this archaic adjective is related to ἵκω and ἱκνέομαι ; see LSJ entry at web address 1 and Chantraine s.v..
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque. Ed. 2, Paris 2009.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 February 2001@01:28:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 17 August 2001@10:14:18.
Catharine Roth (added bibliography) on 21 August 2001@23:16:11.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 10 January 2013@07:57:35.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 28 January 2013@00:00:58.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 11 January 2019@19:57:41.


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