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μετρι-άζω , be moderate, keep measure, S.Ph.1183 (lyr.), Th.1.76, Arist.Pol.1298a40; τινι in a thing, ib.1314b33: with Preps., “μ. ἐν ταῖς εὐπραξίαιςD.20.162; “περὶ τὰ τοιαῦταPl.Lg.784e; “περὶ τὸ δίκαιονD.H.13.13; “πρὸς λύπηνPl.R.603e; “ἐπί τινιLuc.Im.21; μ. ἐν τῷ προθύμῳ show but moderate zeal, Hdn.8.3.5: c. gen., “μ. τῶν παθῶνHierocl. in CA10p.436M.
2. of disease, remit, abate, opp. παροξύνεσθαι, Gal.16.711.
3. of persons, to be 'only middling', to be unwell, Men.1037, LXX Ne.2.2, Poet. de herb.3.
5. jest, Sch.Ar.V. 64.
II. trans., moderate, regulate, control, “ὅρκοις μ. ψυχὴν νέανPl. Lg.692b; [τὴν βασιλείαν] Arist.Pol.1313a26; τι ἡμῖν ἀπὸ τοῦ ἐκφορίου reduce our rent, PCair.Zen.433.12 (iii B. C.); “τὴν τιμωρίανPh.1.41.
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