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μεταλαμβάνω 1 have or get a share of, to partake of a thing, c. gen., Hdt., etc.:—Mid., μεταλαμβάνεσθαί τινος to get possession of, lay claim to, id=Hdt.
2.the part received is sometimes added in acc., μ. μοῖραν or μέρος τινός Eur., etc.; μ. τὸ πέμπτον μέρος τῶν ψήφων Plat.
3.c. gen. pers. to share his society, Xen.: in bad sense, to lay hold of, accuse, Ar. take after another, to succeed to, c. acc., Xen. take in exchange, substitute, πόλεμον ἀντ᾽ εἰρήνης Thuc.; μ. τὰ ἐπιτηδεύματα to adopt new customs, id=Thuc.; ἱμάτια μ. Xen. interchange, Plat.

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