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μεταβαίνω , fut. -
A.βήσομαιh.Ven.293: aor. μετέβην, imper. “μετάβηθιOd.8.492, “μετάβαAlex.14: pf. -βέβηκα:—Med., aor. 3sg. μετεβήσετο or -σατο A.R.4.1176:—pass over from one place to another, μετὰ δ᾽ ἄστρα βεβήκει (for μετεβεβήκει) the stars had passed over the meridian, Od.12.312, 14.483 (but “τοῦ ἄστρου μεταβαίνοντος μίαν ἡμέραν διὰ τεσσάρων ἐτῶνOGI56.42 (Canopus, iii B. C.)); “μ. ἐς τὴν ἈσίηνHdt.7.73, cf.1.57; “μ. ἐξ οἰκίας εἰς οἰκίανEv.Luc.10.7: abs., change one's abode, PTeb.316.20 (i A.D.): metaph., τὸ δίκαιον μεταβαίνει according as right passes over (from one side to the other), A. Ch.308 (anap.).
2. in writing or speaking, pass from one subject to another, μετάβηθι change thy theme, Od.8.492; μεταβάντες changing their course, turning round, Hdt.8.4; μεταβήσομαι ἄλλον ἐς ὕμνον h.Ven.l.c.; “ἐπανέλθωμεν ὅθεν δεῦρο μετέβημενPl.Cra.438a; “ἀπὸ τοῦ ψέγειν πρὸς τὸ ἐπαινεῖνId.Phdr.265c; “ἀπ᾽ ἐμψύχων ἐπ᾽ ἄψυχα μ.Phld. Rh.1.172 S.; μεταβαίνων λόγος advancing step by step, Arist.EN 1097a24.
4. in the Epicurean logic, make a transition: hence, infer, esp. from analogy or resemblance, “λόγος μεταβαίνων ἀπό τινος ἐπί τιPhld.D.3.12, cf. Sign. 5, al.
5. c. acc., pass to another place or state, “ἄνω μεταβὰς βίοτονE.Hipp.1292 (anap.); “μ. τόπον ἐκ τόπουS.E.M.10.52.
b. go after, follow a pursuit eagerly, Opp.H.4.418.
II. causal in aor. 1 μεταβῆσαι, carry over or away, “τινὰ ποτὶ δῶμα Διὸς -βᾶσαιPi.O.1.42; change, “ἄστρων ὁδούςE.El.728 (lyr.).
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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 308
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1455b.27
    • Euripides, Electra, 728
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 1292
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.57
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.73
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.4
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.312
    • Homer, Odyssey, 14.483
    • Homer, Odyssey, 8.492
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 5 to Aphrodite, 293
    • New Testament, 1 John, 3.14
    • New Testament, Luke, 10.7
    • Plato, Republic, 550d
    • Plato, Republic, 569c
    • Plato, Cratylus, 438a
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 265c
    • Plato, Parmenides, 165a
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1176
    • Lucian, Gallus, 4
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