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to learn by hearsay or by inquiry, Hdt.:
1.πυνθ. τί τινος to learn something from a person, Hom., etc.; τι ἀπό τινος Aesch.; ἔκ τινος Soph.; παρά τινος Hdt.
2.c. acc. rei only, to hear or learn a thing, Od., attic
3.c. gen. to hear of, hear tell of, hear news of, Od., etc.
4.π. τινά τινος to inquire about one person of or from another, Ar.; so, π. περί τινος Hdt., attic
5.c. part., πυθόμην ὁρμαίνοντα ὁδόν I heard that he was starting, Od.; π. τὸ Πλημμύριον ἑαλωκός to hear that Plemmyrium had been taken, Thuc.:—so, οὔπω πυθέσθην Πατρόκλοιο θανόντος they had not yet heard of his being dead, Il.
6.c. inf. to hear or learn that, Soph., etc.

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