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μεταλλάσσω , Att. μετάλλ-ττω , pf. μετήλλα^χα and irreg. μετήλλα^γα (v. infr.):—Pass., irreg. aor. 2 inf.
II. exchange,
1. take in exchange, adopt, assume, “ὀρνίθων μεταλλάξας φύσινAr.Av.117; μ. τόπον go into a new country, Pl.Lg.760c; “μ. χώραν ἑτέραν ἐξ ἑτέραςId.Prm.138c; “ἑτέραν μ. τινὰ χώρανLycurg. 86; μ. διάφορα βρώματα to have varieties of food, Antiph.246:— Med., “μεταλλάσσεσθαι χιτῶναLys.Fr.21; “τὴν τύχηνDin.1.92.
2. exchange by leaving, quit, “μ. τὸν βίονIsoc.6.17, 9.15, OGI56.55 (Canopus, iii B. C.), UPZ19.14, al. (ii B. C.); “τὸ ζῆν μ. νόσῳPhld.Acad.Ind. p.96 M.: μ. alone, Pl.Ax.367c, Sotion p.185 W., Abh.Berl.Akad. 1925(5).28 (Cyrene, i B. C. /i A. D.); οἱ μετηλλαχότες the dead, Pl.Ax. 369b, cf. Supp.Epigr.3.367.39 (Boeot., ii B. C.), BGU1148.8 (i B. C.), etc.; Dor. “μεταλλαχώςTest.Epict.1.10; μεταλλαγότων (sic) IG5(1).1433.37; also οἱ μεταλλάξαντες ib.22.1323.10; “ἐξ ἀνθρώπωνD.S. 18.56 (edict of Polyperchon, 319 B.C.).
III. intr., undergo a change, change, Epich.170.15, Hdt.2.77, E.Fr.262, Arist.HA578b10: with neut. Pron., “τοσοῦτο μετήλλαξε κατὰ τὸν βίονPhld.Acad.Ind. p.49 M.: c. gen., change from, Th.8.70.
IV. substitute, transfer, “τινὰς εἰς τήν τινων χώρανPl.Ti.19a.
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    • Aeschines, Against Ctesiphon, 78
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    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 374
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    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 18.56
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