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μετάθεσις , εως, , (μετατίθημι)
A.change of position, transposition, Arist.Metaph.1024a4; “μεταθέσεις ἐξ ἕδρας ἀτόμωνEpicur.Fr.61; “ τῶν ῥημάτων μ.D.24.84, cf. D.S.1.23; “τοῦ ἀναβαθμοῦPSI5.546 (iii B. C.); “τοῦ ἐμβρύουSor.2.60; couching of a cataract, Gal.10.990.
2. generally, change, “θεὸς οὐδεμίαν ἐπιδεχόμενος μ.Arist.Mu. 400b29; “μ. ἐκ τῆς οἰκείας φύσεωςPhld.Rh.1.216 S.; “νόμου μ.Ep.Hebr. 7.12; esp. change of sides or opinions, “ἐπὶ τὸ βέλτιονPlb.1.35.7, cf. Porph.Abst.1.2, etc. (hence, amendment, “τῶν ἡμαρτημένωνPlb.5.11. 5); “ἐκ μεταθέσεωςId.30.20.2; going over, “πρός τιναId.5.86.8.
3. exchange, barter, Id.10.1.8 (pl.).
4. Gramm., change of a letter, A.D.Pron.51.5, al., EM795.34; also, metathesis, transposition of letters, as κραδίη for καρδία, Trypho Pass.4, Apollon.Lex. s.v. ἀγλαά.
5. plagiarism, opp. μίμησις, Demetr.Eloc.112.
II. power or right of changing sides, Th.5.29.
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