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Luke 8:20

I’ve got a grammar question here.

In Luke 8:20, it is said of Jesus APHGGELH DE AUTW (And it was reported to him).
The construction of APHGGELH is singular, but does that assume a singular person
doing the reporting? OOW, if several people were saying it, would APHGGELH have
to take a plural form?

To complicate matters, most manuscripts add LEGONTWN (some further add OTI).
This is in the plural, thus answering my question–or so it appears.

But does the omission of LEGONTWN (saying) only make the plurality of the
speaker(s) less blatant, or remove all certainty? Any further speculation, of
course, should be confined to a different list.

Daniel Buck