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ἶρις, rainbow; iris of the eye
ἶρις (ϝῖρις), dat. pl. ἴρισσιν: rainbow, Il. 11.27, Il. 17.547.—Personified, Ἶρις, ιδος, acc. Ἶριν, voc. Ἶρι, Iris, messenger of the gods in the Iliad. To men she usually appears under the assumed form of some mortal.