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ἀμείβω , fut. ἀμείψω, -ομαι, aor. ἠμείψατο, ἀμείψατο: I. act., change, exchange; τινός τι πρός τινα (something with one for something else), Il. 6.235 ; ὀλίγον γόνυ γουνὸς ἀμείβων, ‘only a little changing knee for knee’ (in retreating slowly step by step), Il. 11.547; part. as subst., ἀμείβοντες, ‘rafters’ of a house, Il. 23.712.—II. mid., change with each other, answer, pass; of responsive (‘amoebean’) singing, Il. 1.604; ‘alternating’ in the dance, Od. 8.379 ; θρώσκων ἀμείβεται, ‘springs alternately,’ Il. 15.684; ‘passing from house to house,’ Od. 1.375; ‘requiting’ one with gifts, Od. 24.285. In the sense of answer, very freq. the part. ἀμειβόμενος, ‘in reply,’ ἀμειβόμενος προσέειπεν, ἠμείβετο μυ?θῳ.
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