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λα^λ-έω ,
b. generally, talk, speak, S.Ph.110 (v.l.for λακεῖν)“; καινὴν διάλεκτον λ.Antiph.171; “Ἀττικιστὶ λ.Alex.195.4. c. metaph., ζωγραφία λαλοῦσα (of poetry), opp. ποίησις σιωπῶσα (of painting), Simon. ap.Plu.2.346f.
3. in later writers, = λέγω, speak, “λαλεῖ οὐθὲν τῶν ἄλλων ζῴων πλὴν ἀνθρώπουArist.Pr.899a1: freq. in LXX, Ge.12.4, al.; “βασιλέως ἐναντίονEzek.Exag.118; “πρός τιναAct.Ap.3.22, cf. Luc.Vit.Auct.3, etc.; “περὶ τῆς λέξεωςPhld.Po.5.32, cf. Rh.1.189 S., al.; χειρσὶν ἅπαντα λαλήσας, of a pantomime, IG14.2124: abs., “εἴ τι μὴ λίθος, τοὔργον, ἐρεῖς, λαλήσειHerod.4.33, cf. 6.61; “ἐλάλησεν κωφόςEv.Matt.9.33:—Pass., λαληθήσεταί σοι τι σε δεῖ ποιεῖν it shall be told thee . . , Act.Ap.9.6.
II. chatter, opp. articulate speech, as of locusts, chirp, Theoc.5.34; μεσημβρίας λαλεῖν τέττιξ (sc. εἰμί), a very grasshopper to chirp at midday, Aristopho 10.6; “ἀνθρωπίνως λ.Strato Com.1.46.
III. of musical sounds, “αὐλῷ λαλέωTheoc.20.29; of trees, v.supr.1.2; “δι᾽[αὐλοῦ σάλπιγγος] λ.Arist. Aud.801a29; of Echo, D.C.74.14: also c.acc. cogn., μάγαδιν λαλεῖν sound the μάγαδις, Anaxandr.35.
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