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φάτις 1 φημί φήμη, a voice from heaven, the voice of an oracle, an oracle, Aesch., Soph.
2.a saying among men, common talk, rumour, report, Lat. fama, Od., Trag.; κατὰ φάτιν as report goes, Hdt.; ὡς φ. κρατεῖ Aesch.; ὥσπερ φ. Soph.; φ. [ἐστί] 'tis said that . . , Pind.; φ. μιν ἔχει the report goes of him, Hdt.
3.the subject of a saying, a theme, Pind.
II.speech, words, of a single person, Soph.: speech, language, Aesch.

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