From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 19:52:57 EDT
For what it's worth, here's LSJ on senses normally assumed by META- in
G. IN COMPOS.:
I. of community or participation, as in metadid˘mi, metech˘, usu. c. gen. rei.
2. of action in common with another, as in metadainumai, metamelpomai,
etc., c. dat. pers.
II. in the midst of, of space or time, as in metadŕmios, metadorpios 1 ;
between, as in metaichmion, metapurgion.
III. of succession of time, as in metadorpios 2 , metaklai˘, metautika.
IV. of pursuit, as in metadi˘k˘, meterchomai.
V. of letting go, as in methiŕmi, methŕm˘n.
VI. after, behind, as in metaphrenon, opp. prosthe.
VII. reversely, as in metatrep˘, metastreph˘.
VIII. most freq. of change of place, condition, plan, etc., as in
metabain˘, metaball˘, metabouleu˘, metagign˘sk˘, etc.
Carl W. Conrad
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