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φήμη 1

I.doric φάμα, Lat. fama: (φημί):— a voice from heaven, a prophetic voice, Od.; so, when Ulysses prays to Zeus, φήμην τίς μοι φάσθω, he is answered by thunder, id=Od.; hence an oracle, divination, omen, Hdt., Soph., etc.
2.saying or report spread among men, rumour, Hes., Aeschin.; ὑποδεεστέρα τῆς φήμης inferior to the report of them, i. e. exaggerated, Thuc.
3.the talk or report of a man's character, Hes., etc.:—esp. good report, fame, Hdt., Pind.; also, φ. πονηραί Aesch., etc.
4.φᾶμαι songs of praise, Pind.
II.any voice or words, a speech, saying, Aesch.:—esp. a common saying, a tradition, legend, Eur., Plat.
2.a message, Trag.

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