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ὑπέρτερ-ος , α, ον, poet. Comp. from ὑπέρ (used also in late Prose):
I. mostly of Place, over or above, upper, κρέ᾽ ὑπέρτερα flesh from the outer parts of a victim, outside pieces (opp. the σπλάγχνα or inwards), Od.3.65,470, cf. Arat.576 (cf. Sch.): generally, higher,τὰ δ᾽ . νέρτερα θήσει ΖεύςAr.Lys.772 (hex.).
2. metaph., nobler, more excellent, εὖχος, κῦδος, Il.11.290, 12.437; “γενεῇ .11.786 (where Eust. takes it as an Ion. form for νεώτερος, 884.33, cf. Archil.28, and v. ὑπέρτατος 11).
b. stronger, mightier,ἐξ ὑπερτέρας χερόςS.El.455.
3. c. gen., victorious or triumphant over,δαΐωνPi.N.4.38; ἀντιπάλων Wilcken Chr.109.4 (iii B.C.), OGI90.2 (Rosetta, ii B.C.); “ἡμῶν γε . . Νέμεσίς ἐσθ᾽ .A.Fr.266, cf. E.Med. 921; “εἰ τἄδικ᾽ ἔσται τῆς δίκης .Id.El.584; πρᾶγμα καὶ ἀσχολίας ὑπέρτερον θήσομαι I will prefer above . . , Pi.I.1.2, cf. P.2.60; εἴ τι τῶνδ᾽ ἔχοις . better than . . , A.Ch.105; “τὰ πάντα, χὤτι τῶνδ᾽ .Id.Fr.70; οὐδὲν οἶδ᾽ . nothing further, S.Ant.16.
II. of Time, longer,ζωὴν ζήσω δορκάδος ὑπερτέρανAesop.16b.
III. neut. as Adv., μάντεων . better than . . , S.Ant.631, cf. A.Th.530:— also -έρως, Apollon.Lex.; “-έρωThem.Or.11.152c; cf. ἀνωτέρω.—A second Comp. form ὑπερτερώτερος is cited from A. (v. Nauckad Fr. 434), whence it is conjectured by Weil for ὑπερβατώτερα in Ag. 428 (lyr.): cf. ὑπέρτατος fin.
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