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κλέος κλέω

I.a rumour, report, news, Lat. fama, Hom.; σὸν κλέος news of thee, Od.; c. gen., κλέος Ἀχαιῶν the report of their coming, Il.:— a mere report, opp. to certainty, κλέος οἶον ἀκούομεν, οὐδέ τι ἴδμεν we hear a rumour only, but know naught, id=Il.
II.good report, fame, glory, Hom.; κλέος οὐρανὸν ἵκει Od.; κλ. ἑλέσθαι, εὑρέσθαι Pind.; λαβεῖν Soph.; κλ. καταθέσθαι to lay up store of glory, Hdt., etc.: —in pl., ἄειδε κλέα ἀνδρῶν (shortd. from κλέεα), was singing the lays of their achievements, Il. bad sense, δύσφημον κλέος ill repute, Pind.; αἰσχρὸν κλ. Eur.;—both senses combined in Thuc., ἧς ἂν ἐπ᾽ ἐλάχιστον ἀρετῆς πέρι ψόγου κλέος of whom there is least talk either for praise or blame.

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