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Headword: *metalleu/ei
Adler number: mu,702
Translated headword: perverts
Vetting Status: high
[Mweaning he/she/it] changes.[1]
Also meaning you explore, you interfere.[2] In the Epigrams: "so why are you exploring this nook, lover of delicacies?"[3]
Greek Original:
*metalleu/ei: metafe/rei. kai\ a)nti\ tou= e)reuna=|s, polupragmonei=s. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: tw=n ti/ metalleu/eis tou=ton muxo/n, w)= filo/lixne;
[1] The headword is third person singular, present indicative active, of the verb metalleu/w, here used in the sense noted at LSJ s.v., II (= metalla/ssw). Same or similar entry in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu312 Theodoridis); quoted from Wisdom of Solomon 4.12 LXX (where it is used of a change of mind).
[2] See generally LSJ s.v. metalleu/w I.5; and cf. mu 703, mu 704.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.302.5 (Leonidas of Tarentum), Leonidas implores the mice to leave his hut, as there they will find nothing to eat; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 119); (vol. II, 347-348); and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 3965, eta 380, kappa 2424, sigma 676, and sigma 698. In this line, the first word should be tw=| (vol. I, 119).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; imagery; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 26 May 2009@21:01:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cross-references, cosmetics, keywords, status) on 27 May 2009@00:57:29.
David Whitehead (modified headword and tr; another note; more keywords; tweaks) on 27 May 2009@04:10:59.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2013@07:09:56.
David Whitehead (coding) on 18 May 2016@04:00:07.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 16 August 2020@01:19:34.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 30 March 2021@18:32:48.


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