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τί φημί; ‘what do I say?’ i.e., ‘what am I to say?’ Cp. O. T.1471τί φημί; | “οὐ δὴ κλύω που”...;—where, as here, it expresses perplexity at a sound suddenly heard. It is only a more vivid form of “τί φῶ; ( O. C.315). Hermann wrote τὶ φημί; i.e. ‘do I say anything (true)?’—like “λέγω τι; ( O. T.1475). But the pron. could not then stand first.

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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 315
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