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ὑποβαίνω 1

to go or stand under: metaph., τεσσαράκοντα πόδας ὑποβὰς τῆς ἑτέρης [πυραμίδος] τωὐτὸ μέγαθος having gone 40 feet below the like size of the other pyramid, i. e. building it 40 feet lower, Hdt.; μικρὸν ὑποβάς, a little below (in the book), Strab.

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