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μετανάστ-ης , ου, , (μεταναστῆναι, cf. ὑπερανάστης) who has left his home, wanderer, migrant, commonly as a term of reproach, “ἀτίμητος μ.Il.9.648; μοῦνοι οὐ μετανάσται Ἑλλήνων, of the Athenians, Hdt.7.161; fugitive, POxy.487.18 (ii A. D.), PTeb.439 (ii A. D.); μ. γενόμενοι ὑπὸ ἐθνῶν Prisc.p.341 D. (cf. μετανίσταντο ibid.): c. gen., ἀρετῆς μ. from virtue, Ph.1.415, cf. 477; “πάτρης μ.Man.2.420.
II. wandering, of the planets, opp. the fixed stars, Arat.457:—hence fem. μεταναστ-νάστις , ψυχὴ σώματος μ. a fugitive from . . , Ph.2.462; also μεταναστ-νάστρια , “σκοπέλων μ. πέρδιξAP7.204 (Agath.).
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