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ὑπα?́τ-η (sc. χορδή), ,
A.the highest of the three strings which formed the framework of the musical scale (opp. νεάτη, μέση), but the lowest in pitch, Philol.6, Pl.R.443d, etc.; “αἱ ὑπάταιthe highest tetrachord, Anon.Oxy.667.16; τὴν ἀπὸ τῶν ὑπάτων . . ἐπίτασιν raising of pitch from the low notes, Antyll. ap. Orib. 6.10.7; “τὸ βομβυκέστερον τῶν ὑπατῶνNicom.Harm.11; ὑπάτη ὑπατῶν ibid. (but “. ὑπάτωνCleonid.Harm.4).
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