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μεταλλ-άω ,
2. c. acc. pers., inquire of, question, “σε . . οὔτ᾽ εἴρομαι οὔτε μεταλλῶIl.1.553, cf. Od.3.69, 16.287; but ἀντεφθέγξατο . . μετάλλασέν τέ νιν the voice sought him out, Pi.O.6.62.
4. c. dupl. acc., ask one about a thing, ask him a question, “τοῦτο δέ τοι ἐρέω, μ᾽ ἀνείρεαι ἠδὲ μεταλλᾷςIl.3.177; “ἔπος ἄλλο μ. καὶ ἐρέσθαι ΝέστοραOd.3.243. (Poet. word, also in late Prose, POxy.237 vii 40 (ii A.D.), Them.Or.22.266c: expld. by Gramm. as search after other things (μετὰ ἄλλα), Eust.148.10, etc., but this is very dub.)
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