previous next

ὑπερβολή 1 ὑπερβάλλω

I.a throwing beyond others: an overshooting, superiority, Thuc.
2.excess, over-great degree of a thing, Plat.; in various phrases, χρημάτων ὑπερβολῇ πρίασθαι to buy at an extravagant price, Eur.; οὐκ ἔχει ὑπερβολήν it can go no further, Dem.; εἴ τις ὑπ. τούτου if there's aught beyond (worse than) this, id=Dem.; ὑπερβολὴν ποιεῖσθαι to go to all extremities, to put an extreme case, id=Dem.; foll. by a gen., ὑπ. ποιεῖσθαι ἐκείνων τῆς αὑτοῦ βδελυρίας to carry his own rascality beyond theirs, id=Dem.; ἐπέφερον τὴν ὑπ. τοῦ καινοῦσθαι pushed on their extravagance in revolutionising, Thuc.
3.with a prep. in Adverbial sense, = ὑπερβαλλόντως, εἰς ὑπερβολήν in excess, exceedingly; c. gen. far beyond, τοῦ πρόσθεν εἰς ὑπ. πανοῦργος, i. e. far more wicked, Eur.:— καθ᾽ ὑπερβολὴν τοξεύσας with surpassing aim, Soph.; καθ. ὑπ. extravagantly, Isocr., etc.
4.overstrained phrase, hyperbole, id=Isocr., Arist.
II.a crossing over mountains, Xen.
III.(from Mid.) a deferring, delay, Hdt., Dem.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: