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Headword: Metadidaxai
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:
Metadidaxai: to tên proteran apheinai boulên kai elthein ep' allên. kai oute metadidaskontos epeithonto tou hêgemonos oute olophuromenou kai hiketeuontos epaschon ti pros tas deêseis.
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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