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φθέγ-μα , ατος, τό (written φθέγγμα in late Inscrr., Epigr.Gr.1002, 1003),
A.sound of the voice, voice, Pi.P.8.31, A.Pr.588 (lyr.), S.OC1623, Ar.Nu.319 (anap.), etc.; periphr. of a person, φθέγμ᾽ ἀναιδές, for φθεγξάμενε ἀναιδῆ, S.OC863, cf. Aj.14, El.1225.
b. language, speech, Id.Ant.354 (lyr.).
c. saying, word, utterance, Id.OC1177, Pl.R.616a, LXXWi.1.11: pl., accents, words, Pl.Lg.655a, Polyzel. 12.
2. of other sounds, as of birds, cries, S.El.18, E.Hel.747; of a bull, roaring, Id.Hipp.1215; “βροντᾶς φ.Pi.P.4.198; θυείας φ. the grinding of the mortar, Ar.Pax235; of musical notes, Id.Av.683 (lyr.), Pl.Lg.812d; of the nightingale's song, Ar.Av.204, 223.
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