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Headword: *metana/sths
Adler number: mu,714
Translated headword: wanderer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning im]migrant, exile.
Greek Original:
*metana/sths: me/toikos, fuga/s.
cf. generally mu 713 and upsilon 224. Identical entries occur in a number of previous lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, the Synagoge, Photius (mu325 Theodoridis), and the Etymologicum Magnum. The headword noun occurs in Homer, Iliad 9.648 (web address 1) and 16.59 (web address 2: "just like a metana/sths without honour"); and Aristotle quoted the line when, in Politics 1278a35-38 (web address 3), he was endeavouring to characterize the classical metoikos (registered immigrant) -- his own status in Athens.
D. Whitehead, "Aristotle the Metic", Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society n.s.2 (1975) 94-99.
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Keywords: daily life; definition; epic; geography; law; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 July 2001@05:50:02.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (added to note, added links, modified keywords, set status) on 13 September 2003@06:01:22.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 15 September 2003@03:35:55.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2013@07:46:24.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 April 2015@23:34:28.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 17 August 2020@18:59:39.


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