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[43] φήμην any message (as in a dream, “φήμη ὀνείρου,Hdt. 1.43), any rumour, or speech casually heard, which might be taken as a hint from the god. Hom. Od. 20.98Ζεῦ πάτερ ... φήμην τίς μοι φάσθω ... ” (Odysseus prays), “Let some one, I pray, show me a word of omen.” Then a woman, grinding corn within, is heard speaking of the suitors, “may they now sup their last”: χαῖρεν δὲ κλεηδόνι δῖος Ὀδυσσεύς, “rejoiced in the sign of the voice.” ὀμφή was esp. the voice of an oracle; κληδών comprised inarticulate sounds(“κλ. δυσκρίτους,Aesch. PB 486).

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