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ἀκούω Root ΑΚΟϜ hear, Hom., etc. —Construct., properly, c. acc. of thing heard, gen. of pers. from whom it is heard, ταῦτα Καλυψοῦς ἤκουσα Od.; the gen. pers. may be omitted, ἀκήκοας λόγον Soph., or the acc. rei, ἄκουε τοῦ θανόντος id=Soph.:—often however c. gen. rei, to have hearing of a thing.
2.c. gen. objecti, to hear of, hear tell of, ἀκ. πατρός Od.; so c. acc., Od.:—so, ἀκ. περί τινος.
3.the pers. from whom the thing is heard takes a prep., ἀκούειν τι ἀπό, ἔκ, παρά, πρός τινος, Il., attic know by hearsay, εἴ που ἀκούεις Od.; so Plat., etc.
III.absol. to hearken, give ear, to begin a proclamation, ἀκούετε λεώι hear, O people. listen to, give ear to, Il. obey, c. gen., or more rarely c. dat., id=Il. hear and understand, κλύοντες οὐκ ἤκουον Aesch. pass. sense, with an adv., to hear oneself called, be called so and so, like Lat. audire, κακῶς ἀκ. πρός τινος to be ill spoken of by one, Hdt.; εὖ, κακῶς, ἄριστα ἀκ., Lat. bene, male audire, id=Hdt., attic
3.c. acc. rei, ἀκ. κακά to have evil spoken of one, Ar.; φήμας κακὰς ἤκουσεν Eur.

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