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ὑπέρα [υ^], , (ὑπέρ) an
A.upper rope: mostly in pl. ὑπέραι, the braces attached to the ends of the sailyards (ἐπίκρια), by means of which the sails are shifted fore and aft, acc. to the direction of the wind, Od.5.260, cf. Luc.DMort.4.1: prov. of those who drop the substance to grasp a shadow, ἀφεὶς τὴν . τὸν πόδα διώκει he lets go the brace to catch at the sheet, Hyp.Fr.181.
II. ὑπέραι, = ὕπερα, τά, Hsch. (s. v.l.).
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    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.260
    • Lucian, Dialogi mortuorum, 4.1
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