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βοή, Dor. βοά, ἡ, loud cry, shout, in Hom. mostly battle-cry, βοὴν ἀγαθός Il.2.408, al.; βοᾶς δ' ἔτι μηδ' ὄνομ' εἴη let there be not even the name of war, Thcoc.16.97; later of prayer, Ἑλληνικὸν νόμισμα θυστάδος β. A.Th.269; κακοφάτιδα β. cry of mourning, Id.Pers.936 (lyr.); β. καὶ οἶκτος And.1.48; κραυγὴ καὶ β. D.54.9; also, song of joy, ἴτω ξύναυλος βοὰ χαρᾷ E.El.879(lyr.), cf. Pi.N.3.67, Ar.Ra.212; of oracles, ἀείδουσα ..βοὰς ἂς ἂν Ἀπόλλων κελαδήσῃ E.Ion 92 (lyr.); shout, murmur of a crowd, Pl.Lg.700c(pl.); θόρυβος καὶ β. Id.Ti.70e; of things, roar of the sea, Od.24.48; sound of musical instruments, αὐλοὶ φόρμιγγές τε βοὴν ἔχον Il.18.495, cf. Pi.O.3.8, P.10.39 (pl.); β. σάλπιγγος A.Th.394; cry of birds, S.Ant.1021; θηρίων β. E.Ba. 1085; βοὴν θωύ̈σσειν, ἀϋτεῖν, S.Aj.335, E.Hec.1092(lyr.); ἐφθέγξατο βοή τις Id.IT1386; βοάσομαι τὰν ὑπέρτονον βοάν Phryn.Com.46 (lyr.); βοὴν ἱστάναι Antiph.196.2; ὅσον καὶ ἀπὸ βοῆς ἕνεκα as far as sound went, only in appearance, Th.8.92, cf. X.HG2.4.31.

II. = βοήθεια, aid called for, succour, A.Supp.730, Ag.1349.S.OC1057 (lyr.). (goā, cf. Skt. jō-guvē (intensive of gávatē) 'proclaim aloud'.)