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ὀμφ-ή , , poet. Noun,
A.voice, in Hom. always of the gods, “ταῦτα θεῶν ἐκ πεύσεται ὀμφῆςIl.20.129 ; “ἐπισπόμενοι θεοῦ ὀμφῇOd.3.215,16.96 ; θείη δέ μιν ἀμφέχυτ᾽ ., of the voice of the dream sent by Zeus to Agamemnon, Il.2.41 ; oracle delivered from the inner shrine at Pytho, Thgn.808 ; “τρίποδοςPhilostr.Im.2.19 ; κληροῦν ὀμφάν (v. “κληρόω11.2) ; signified by the flight of birds, “. οἰωνοῖοA.R.3.939 : also in pl., “κατ᾽ ὀμφὰς τὰς ἈπόλλωνοςS.OC102 ; κατ᾽ ὀμφὴν σήν on hearing thy message, ib.550, cf. 1351.
2. sweet, tuneful voice, Pi.Fr.152 ; ὀμφαὶ μελέων ib.75.19 ; “ἁδεῖαι . . ὀμφαίId.N.10.34, cf. S.Ichn.321 (lyr.).
3. generally, a voice, sound,ἰΰζειν ὀμφάνA.Supp.808(lyr.) ; “μύθων αὐδαθέντων .E.Med.175 (lyr.).
II. ὀμφά: ὀσμή (Lacon.), Hsch., dub. cj. in Lyr.Adesp.63 ; cf. “εὔομφος1, ποτόμφει.
III. ὄμφαι, αἱ, name of the best kind of nard, “τὰς ὄμφας ὀνομαζομένας βαρβάρῳ γλώττῃ κτλ.Gal.14.74. (In sense 1 cogn. with Engl. song : in sense 11 with ONorse anga 'give out a sweet scent', angi 'scent', ang 'pleasant sensation'.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 808
    • Euripides, Medea, 175
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.129
    • Homer, Odyssey, 16.96
    • Homer, Odyssey, 3.215
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1351
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 550
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 102
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.41
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.939
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