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ὑπερέχω 1 2 3 4 hold one thing over another, τί τινος Il., Ar.; ὑπ. χεῖρά τινος to hold the hand over him, so as to protect, Il., Theogn.; also c. dat. pers., Hom. have or hold above, ὑπείρεχεν εὐρέας ὤμους he had his broad shoulders above the rest, i. e. over-topped them by the head and shoulders, Il.
II.intr. to be above, rise above the horizon, Od.: to be above water or the ground, Hdt.;—c. gen., ὑπερέσχεθε γαίης rose above, overlooked the earth, Il.; [σταυροὺς] οὐχ ὑπερέχοντας τῆς θαλάσσης Thuc., etc. military phrase, to outflank, c. gen., Xen.
3.metaph. to overtop, exceed, outdo, c. acc., Aesch., Eur.:—also c. gen., Plat., etc.
4.absol. to overtop the rest, be prominent, Hdt., Xen.: to prevail, οἱ ὑπερσχόντες the more powerful, Aesch.; ἐὰν θάλαττα ὑπέρσχῃ to be too powerful, Dem.
III.c. gen. rei, to rise above, Ar.
IV.c. acc. to get over, cross, Thuc.

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