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μεταβολ-ή , ,
2. exchange, barter, ἐπὶ μεταβολῇ with a view to traffic, Th.6.31: metaph., “οὔ τιν᾽ ἀπαλλαγὴν τῶν κακῶν ἀλλὰ μ. μειζόνωνEpicur.Fr.479.
3. turnover in business, PSI5.495.20 (iii B. C.).
4. payment by transfer in an account, PLond.3.1129b7 (ii A. D.).
II. (from Med.) transition, change, ἀρχὰ κινήσιος καὶ μεταβολᾶς [Philol.] 21, cf. Chrysipp.Stoic.2.160; “μετάστασις καὶ μ.D.2.13; “ἐκ μεταβολῆςMen.712, Plb.1.61.7, D.S.13.24; “πάλιν ἐκ μ.Aeschin. 2.9: freq. in pl., changes, vicissitudes, “τῶν ὡρέωνHdt.2.77, cf. Arist.HA596b23; “τῆς τύχηςE.Fr.554; “αἱ μ. κάτω τε καὶ ἄνω γιγνόμεναιPl.Phlb.43b, cf. Antipho 2.4.9; “αἱ πλεῖσται μ. μάλιστα τέρπουσινHp.Vict.1.18; “ἦμαρ <ἕν> τοι μ. πολλὰς ἔχειE.Fr.549; “τῆς γῆς ἀρίστη αἰεὶ τὰς μ. τῶν οἰκητόρων εἶχενTh.1.2: c. gen. objecti, change from a thing, “μεταβολὰ κακῶνE.HF735; rarely, change to . . , “ἀπραγμοσύνης μ.Th.6.18: more freq. with Preps., “μ. ἐκ φιλοτίμου εἰς φιλοχρήματονPl.R.553d; ἐκ προστάτου ἐπὶ τύραννον ib.565d; “ἐκ τοῦ εἶναι ἐπὶ τὸ μὴ εἶναιId.Prm.162c; “ ἐπὶ τὸ χεῖρον μ.Diph.104; ἐναντία μ. change to the contrary, Th.2.43; ἅμα τῇ μ. τῇ ἐς Ἕλληνας their going over to the Greeks, Hdt.1.57; “ πρὸς Ῥωμαίους μ.Plb.9.26.2; “μ. μεταβάλλεινPl.R.404a, Arist.Po.1449a14: prov., “μ. πάντων γλυκύE.Or.234, cf. Arist.Rh.1371a28, Antiph.207.5.
2. eclipse, Hdt.1.74; but μ. ἄστρων καὶ ἡλίου reversal of motion, Pl.Plt.271c.
4. migration, [“τὰ ζῷα] ποιούμενα τὰς μ.Arist. HA597a3: euphemism for death, Philostr.VA8.31, Corp.Herm.11.15,12.6.
5. as Military term, wheeling about, being a double “κλίσις, εἰς τοὔπισθεν μ.Plb.18.30.4.
6. of literary style, variety, Caecil.Calact. ap. Quint.9.3.38; “μ. καὶ ποικίλονD.H.Pomp.3: pl., Longin.5, 23.1.
7. in Music, modulation, e.g. of τόνος or γένος, Aristox.Harm.p.38 M., Cleonid.Harm.13, Bacch.Harm.50, Aristid. Quint.1.11, Ptol.Harm.2.6.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (27):
    • Aeschines, On the Embassy, 9
    • Antiphon, First Tetralogy, 4.9
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1449a.14
    • Demosthenes, Olynthiac 2, 13
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 13.24
    • Euripides, Heracles, 735
    • Euripides, Orestes, 234
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.57
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.74
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.77
    • Plato, Republic, 404a
    • Plato, Republic, 553d
    • Plato, Republic, 565d
    • Plato, Statesman, 271c
    • Plato, Philebus, 43b
    • Plato, Parmenides, 162c
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.17
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.18
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.31
    • Xenophon, Constitution of the Lacedaimonians, 2.1
    • Polybius, Histories, 18.30.4
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.61.7
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.26.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.43
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Epistula ad Pompeium Geminum, 3
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 8.31
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