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μῆτις , , gen. ιος Pi.N.3.9; acc. pl.
A.μήτιαςh.Ven.249; also gen. ιδος A.Supp.61 (lyr.); acc. pl. ιδας Id.Ch.626 (lyr.); dat. μήτιδι Orac. ap.Hdt.7.141; Ep. μήτι_ for μήτιϊ, Hom. (v. infr.); pl. “μητίεσσιPi. O.1.9; acc. “μῆτινIl.2.407, S.Ant.158 (lyr.):—wisdom, skill, craft, Διὶ μῆτιν ἀτάλαντος (cf. μητίετα) Il.l.c., al.; “βροτείη μ.Emp.2.9; “τὰν Διὸς γὰρ οὐχ ὁρῶ μῆτιν, ὅπᾳ φύγοιμ᾽ ἄνA.Pr.906 (lyr.); “μήτι . . καὶ κέρδεσινOd.13.299; “μήτι . . μέγ᾽ ἀμείνων ἠὲ βίηφιIl.23.315; μῆτιν ἀλώπηξ a fox for craft, Pi.I.4(3).47; of a poet's craft, Id.N.l.c.
II. counsel, plan, undertaking, “ὑφαίνειν μῆτινIl.7.324, cf. Od.4.678, etc.: pl., “σοφῶν μητίεσσιPi.O.l.c.; “γυναικοβούλους μήτιδαςA.Ch.l.c.— Poet. word. (Cf. Skt. mimāti, pf. part. Pass.mitá- 'measure', Lat. metior, OE. mæþ 'measure'.)
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    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 5 to Aphrodite, 249
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