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μέθοδ-ος , , (μετά, ὁδός)
A.following after, pursuit, “νύμφης μέθοδον ποιεῖσθαιAnon. ap. Suid. s.v. ζεῦγος ἡμιονικόν (EM409.35):—hence,
II. pursuit of knowledge, investigation, Pl.Sph.218d, 235c, al.; μ. ποιεῖσθαι to pursue one's inquiry, ib.243d; “ἐν τῇ πρώτῃ μ.Arist.Pol.1289a26: hence, treatise, Dam.Pr.451.
2. mode of prosecuting such inquiry, method, system, Pl.Phdr.270c, Arist.EN1129a6, Pol.1252a18, etc.; “ διαλεκτικὴ μ.Pl.R.533c, Arist.Rh.1358a4; joined with τέχνη, Id.EN 1094a1, cf. Phld.Rh.1.32 S.; μ. ἔχειν to have a plan or system, Arist.Top.101a29; “ περὶ τὸν πίνακα μ.Plu.Rom.12.
3. τοῦ πάντα κινεῖσθαι μ. the doctrine of motion, Pl.Tht.183c.
4. 'methodic' medicine, “ἰητὴρ μεθόδου . . προστάταEpigr.Gr.306 (Smyrna), cf. Julian. ap.Gal.18(1).256.
b. means of recognizing, “τῶν στάσεωνId.Stat.1,2.
c. mode of treating the subject-matter, Id.Id.1.1.
III. trick, ruse, Plu.2.176a: pl., Vett. Val.242.11; “μ. ἐρωτικαίAristaenet.1.17; stratagem, LXX 2 Ma. 13.18.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1094a.1
    • Plato, Republic, 533c
    • Plato, Sophist, 218d
    • Plato, Sophist, 243d
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 183c
    • Plato, Sophist, 235c
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 270c
    • Old Testament, 2 Maccabees, 13.18
    • Plutarch, Romulus, 12
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