ὑπέρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *upér- ‎(over, above), from *upo ‎(under, below) (whence English up). Cognates include Latin super and Proto-Germanic *uber (whence English over).

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.

Antonyms[edit]

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.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ὑπέρ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «ὑπέρ» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «ὑπέρ» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «ὑπέρ» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «ὑπέρ» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.