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μεταμέλ-ομαι , rare exc. in pres. and impf.: fut. -
A.μελήσομαιPhld.Rh.2.16 S., also -“μεληθήσομαιLXX Ps.109(110).4, Sch.E.Ph. 899: aor. -εμελήθην Plb.8.23.2, D.S.19.75, later -ήσθην PThead. 51.15 (iv A. D.); also Ep. μετεμέμβλετο prob. in Panyas. in Et.Gen. s.v. μῦθος (Coll.Alex.p.249 Powell): pf. -“μεμέλημαιLXX 1 Ma.11.10, Phld.Vit.p.34 J.:—feel repentance, regret:—Constr.:
1. c. part., μετεμέλοντο οὐ δεξάμενοι they repented that they had not . . , Th.4.27, cf. 7.50; μ. ὅτι . . Id.5.14; “ μεταμελόμενοςArist.EN1110b23.
2. μεταμέλεσθαί τινι repent at a thing, D.S.15.9; “ἐπί τινιId.19.75; τινων Phalar.Ep.43.
3. abs., change one's purpose or line of conduct, X.Cyr.4.6.5, Plb.4.50.6.
II. causal in fut. part., τὸ μεταμελησόμενον that which will cause regret, matter for future repentance, X.Mem.2.6.23.
III. = μεταμέλει 1.1, “μεταμέλεσθαι αὐτοῖς περὶ ὧν ἂν συμβουλεύσωνταιPl.Demod.382d.:—the form μεταμελέομαι , censured by Thom.Mag.p.123 R., occurs in Hp.Ep.27.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 15.9
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 899
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.27
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.50
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 4.6.5
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.1
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 2.6.23
    • Polybius, Histories, 4.50.6
    • Polybius, Histories, 8.23.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.14
    • Old Testament, 1 Maccabees, 11.10
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 19.75
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