ὑπέρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *upér- (over, above). Cognates include Latin super.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ὑπέρ (hupér)

  1. (+ exceeding abundantly) above, in (on) behalf of, beyond, by, + very chiefest, concerning, exceeding (above, -ly), for, + very highly, more (than), of, over, on the part of, for sake of, in stead, than, to (-ward), very.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • A primary preposition; “over”, that is, (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than. In compounds it retains many of the listed applications.
  • In compounds it retains many of the above applications.

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