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ὕπερος , , or ὕπερον , τό, v. infr.:—
A.pestle,ὕπερον δὲ τρίπηχυνHes. Op.423; “λεήναντες ὑπέροισιHdt.1.200; ὑπέρου μοι περιτροπὴ γενήσεται, prov. of never-ending and ineffectual labour, Pl.Com.1, cf. Pl.Tht.209e, Philem.30, Plu.2.1072b; so “εἰ ἐς ὅλμον ὕδωρ ἐκχέας ὑπέρῳ σιδηρῷ πτίττοιLuc.Herm.79; “ὕπερα σιδηρᾶPoll.7.107, with which Bgk. compared . . έροις σιδηροῖς, the mutilated title of a successful comedy in IG14.1097.
II. anything shaped like a pestle,
1. club, cudgel, Plu.Alex.63, Luc.Demon.48.
2. lever for stretching dislocated joints, Hp.Fract.13, al.
III. like πηνίον, a pupa of a geometrid moth, Arist.HA551b6.—The form ὕπερον , τό, is found in Hesperia5.383 (Athens, v B. C., pl.), Hp.Art.5,78, Plb.1.22.7, PRyl.167.14 (pl., i A.D.), Luc.Philops.35, Poll.1.245, 7.107, 10.114, EM779.48; whereas none of the other passages in which the word occurs prove anything about the gender, except Hes. l.c.; whence it has been suggested that τρίπηχυ should be read there, and ὕπερον, τό, received as the only form.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.200
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 423
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 209e
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.22.7
    • Hippocrates, De fracturis, 13
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 5
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 78
    • Plutarch, Alexander, 63
    • Lucian, Demonax, 48
    • Lucian, Philopsuedes sive incredulus, 35
    • Lucian, Hermotimus, 79
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