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διαδέχομαι , fut. -ξομαι,
A.receive one from another, δ. τὸν λόγον take up the word, i.e. speak next, Pl.R.576b; “λόγον παρά τινοςD.H. Rh.8.14: abs., “διαδεξάμενοι ἔλεγονHdt.8.142; “ἀποκρινόμενοι διαδέχεσθεPl.Lg.900c; δ. νόμους παρὰ τῶν θεῶν, τέχνην, Antipho 1.3, Lys.24.6; τὴν διατριβήν, leadership of a school of philosophy, Phld. Acad.Ind.p.58 M.
II. διαδέχεσθαί τινι succeed one, take his place, relieve him on guard, etc., Pl. Lg.758b, X.Cyr.8.6.18: later, “δ. τινάArist.Pol.1299b4, Plb.28.3.6; δ. τὰ κατὰ τὴν στρατηγίαν act for the στρατηγός, BGU18.3 (ii A. D.), etc.; “τοὺς προφήτας στολισταὶ δ.represent, PGnom.193.
b. appoint a successor to,τινάEun.Hist.p.231 D.:—Pass., διεδέχθη τῆς στρατηγίας was relieved of his command, Id.p.243 D.
2. abs., relieve one another, τοῖς ἵπποις with fresh horses, X.An.1.5.2 (wrongly expld. as closing in from both sides by Demetr.Eloc.93); succeed,οἱ διαδεχόμενοι στρατηγοίLys.13.62, cf. Arist.Pol.1293a29; οἱ διαδεξάμενοι the successors (of Alexander), Plb.9.34.11; “οἱ τὰ Πύρρου δ.App.Ill.7: pf. part. Pass., “νὺξ εἰσάγει καὶ νὺξ ἀπωθεῖ διαδεδεγμένηin turns, by turns, S.Tr.30; “διαδεξάμενοιAct.Ap.7.45; “οἱ διαδεχόμενοι καιροίHerod.Med. ap. Orib.7.8.3.
III. supersede,τὸν ὕπατονD.S.24.1.
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