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μετ-αίχμιος , ον, Aeol. (also in Trag.) πεδ-, (αἰχμή)
A.between two armies, “φόνοιLyc.1435; debatable, of territory, J.BJ5.1.4:—but usu. Subst. μεταίχμιον , τό, space between two armies, Hdt.6.77,112; “ἐς μέσον μ.E.Ph.1361: pl., ib. 1279; “ἐν μεταιχμίοις δορόςId.Heracl.803; disputed frontier, debatable land, Sol. ap.Arist.Ath.12.5, Hdt.8.140.β́: metaph., ἐν μεταιχμίῳ σκότου in the border-land between light and darkness, A.Ch.63 (lyr.): generally, interspace, Arist.PA676a2; of Time, οὐδὲν ἔχειν μ. ἀνδρῶν no interval of manhood, Luc.Am.21; “τὸ μ. Ἀφροδίτης καὶ ἩλίουNicom. Harm.3.
2. what is mid-way between, c. gen., “ἀνὴρ γυνή τε χὤτι τῶν μεταίχμιονA.Th.197; πεδαίχμιοι λαμπάδες hanging in mid-air, Id.Ch.589 (lyr.): neut. as Adv., “ζωῆς καὶ θανάτοιο μ.AP9.597 (Cometas).
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