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. 20.98 “Ζεῦ πάτερ ... ι 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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