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εὐφημία 1 from εὔφημος

the use of words of good omen, opp. to δυσφημία:
I.abstinence from inauspicious language, religious silence, Trag.; εὐφημίαν ἴσχε = εὐφήμει, Soph.; εὐφημία 'στω, a proclamation of silence before a prayer, Ar.
:dnum [II.] in positive sense, auspiciousness, fairness, Aeschin.:—esp. a fair name for a bad thing, euphemism, id=Aeschin.
III.prayer and praise, worship, honour, Eur.; in pl. songs of praise, lauds, Pind.

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