ὄσσα: rumor, whose source is unknown and which is therefore ascribed to the gods (“Διὸς ἄγγελος”), cf. “ἤν τίς τοι εἴπῃσι βροτῶν ἢ ὄσσαν ἀκούσῃς ι ἐκ Διός α” 282 f., “φήμη ἐσέπτατο ἐς τὸ στρατόπεδον” Hdt. ix. 100.δεδήειν: had blazed forth as a fire; from “δαίω”.
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