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λέγω3 say, speak, Hdt., Trag., etc.; λέγε say on, Hdt.; so, λέγοις ἄν Plat.: of oracles, to say, declare, Hdt.
2.λέγειν τινά τι to say something of another, esp., κακὰ λ. τινά to speak ill of him, abuse, revile him, id=Hdt.; ἀγαθὰ λ. τινά Ar.;—also, εὖ or κακῶς λ. τινά Aesch., etc. call by name, Soph.:— to call so and so, οὔτοι γυναῖκας ἀλλὰ Γοργόνας λέγω Aesch.
4.λ. τινὰ or τινὶ ποιεῖν τι to tell one to do, Soph., Xen., etc.
5.λ. τι to say something, i. e. to speak to the point or purpose, Soph.; λέγω τι; am I right? id=Soph.; opp. to οὐδὲν λέγει, has no meaning, no authority, Ar.; but οὐδὲν λέγειν, also, to say what is not, to lie, id=Ar., Plat., etc. Lat. dicere, to mean, τί τοῦτο λέγει; what does this mean? Ar., Plat.; πῶς λέγεις; how mean you? Plat.:—to explain more fully, εἴσω κομίζου σύ, Κασάνδραν λέγω get thee in—thou, I mean Cassandra, Aesch.; ποταμός Ἀχελῶιον λέγω Soph.
7.Pass., λέγεται, like Lat. dicitur, it is said, on dit, Hdt., attic; also λέγονται εἶναι they are said to be, Xen.:— τὸ λεγόμενον, absol., as the saying goes, Thuc., etc.:— λεγόμενος the so-called, οἱ λ. αὐτόνομοι εἶναι Xen.
8.of orators, to speak (emphatically), λέγειν δεινός Soph.; λ. τε καὶ πράσσειν δυνατώτατος Thuc. boast of, tell of, Xen.: to recite what is written, λαβὲ τὸ βιβλίον καὶ λέγε Plat., etc.:—but the sense of Lat. lego, to read, only occurs in compds., ἀναλέγομαι, ἐπιλέγομαι.

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