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μεταβάλλω 1 2 throw into a different position, to turn quickly, μετὰ νῶτα βαλών Il.; μ. θοἰμάτιον ἐπὶ δεξιάν to throw one's mantle over to the right, Ar. turn about, change, alter, Hdt., attic; μ. ὕδατα to drink different water, Hdt.:— μ. ὀργάς to change, i. e. give up, anger, Eur.
2.intr. to undergo a change, change one's condition, Hdt., Plat. change one's course, μεταβαλὼν πρὸς Ἀθηναίους changing his course and turning to the Athenians, Hdt.:—the part. μεταβάλλων or μεταβαλών is used absol., almost like an adv. instead, in turn, id=Hdt., Eur.
B.Mid. to change what is one's own, etc. μ. ἱμάτια to change one's clothes, Xen.; μ. τοὺς τρόπους Ar., etc. change one with another, exchange, μ. σιγὰν λόγων to exchange silence for words, Soph.: — to barter, traffic, Xen. turn oneself, turn about, Plat.:— to change one's purpose, change sides, Hdt., Thuc. turn or wheel about, Xen.

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