irus was the beggar of the Odyssey who ran messages for the suitors of Penelope.
irus is moved by the fear of poverty, and Laertes by the shame of it.
The strange beggar and our own irus are threatening each other.
In Ithaca was a beggar named irus, gluttonous and big-boned but a coward.
As for irus he began to tremble, but Antinous forced him to fight, and the two put up their hands.
When he returned to his place on the threshold he found the wooers in high good humour at the defeat of irus.
But irus kept on shouting, 'I'll knock the teeth out of your jaws.'
Alas simple irus, begg at knowledge gate awhile, thou haste not wonne the mastery of learning.
His inside is of the self-same fashion, not rich; but as it reflects from the glass of self-liking, there Croesus is irus to him.
And they said one to another, “There will be little of irus left, so stalwart seems this beggar-man.”