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Headword: *metadida/cai
Adler number: mu,690
Translated headword: to teach something new, to change someone's mind
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to abandon one's prior opinion and to arrive at another.[1]
"And they were not persuaded when the commander was trying to change their mind; nor were they affected by his entreaties, though he pleaded and begged them."[2]
Greek Original:
*metadida/cai: to\ th\n prote/ran a)fei=nai boulh\n kai\ e)lqei=n e)p' a)/llhn. kai\ ou)/te metadida/skontos e)pei/qonto tou= h(gemo/nos ou)/te o)lofurome/nou kai\ i(keteu/ontos e)/pasxo/n ti pro\s ta\s deh/seis.
The headword is the aorist active infinitive of metadida/skw. It must be quoted from somewhere (other than the quotation given, which uses a present participle of this verb); perhaps from Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana 1.15.
[1] No equivalent glossing elsewhere.
[2] Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 9.3.5 (referring to Roman soldiers mutinying against Kaeso Fabius Vibulanus).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 26 May 2009@20:54:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, cosmetics, keywords, status) on 26 May 2009@21:48:18.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; another keyword; cosmetics) on 27 May 2009@03:44:38.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 17 May 2013@06:25:33.


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