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Headword: Μεταποιεῖσθαι
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:
Μεταποιεῖσθαι: ἀντὶ τοῦ ποιεῖσθαι. Πλάτων Πολιτικοῖς: ἥκιστα βασιλικῆς μεταποιουμένους τέχνης. ἀντιποιουμένους. Θουκυδίδης ἐν τῇ λοιμικῇ καταστάσει: καὶ μάλισθ' οἱ ἀρετῆς μεταποιούμενοι. σημαίνει ἀντιποιούμενοι.
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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