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Headword: *metapoiei=sqai
Adler number: mu,726
Translated headword: to make a claim to
Vetting Status: high
Meaning to make [something/someone] one's own.[1] Plato in Politics [writes]: "at least making a claim to royal skill."[2] [Meaning] laying a claim. Thucydides in the plague situation [writes]: "[...] and especially those making a claim to virtue."[3] He means those laying a claim.
Greek Original:
*metapoiei=sqai: a)nti\ tou= poiei=sqai. *pla/twn *politikoi=s: h(/kista basilikh=s metapoioume/nous te/xnhs. a)ntipoioume/nous. *qoukudi/dhs e)n th=| loimikh=| katasta/sei: kai\ ma/lisq' oi( a)reth=s metapoiou/menoi. shmai/nei a)ntipoiou/menoi.
Likewise in Photius, Lexicon mu329 Theodoridis (from Aelius Dionysius mu15).
For this verb see also mu 728. When used as in the present entry, it regularly governs the genitive case.
[1] Same gloss in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon and elsewhere. and cf. Hesychius mu1044.
[2] That is, in the work more commonly known as the Politicus: 289E (web address 1).
[3] Thucydides 2.51.5 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; medicine; philosophy; politics
Translated by: William Hutton on 30 June 2009@23:28:06.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links and keyword, set status) on 1 July 2009@00:52:36.
David Whitehead (tweaked aspects of tr; more notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 2 July 2009@03:41:22.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 19 May 2013@06:16:27.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 December 2014@23:01:51.


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