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ὑπόστα^σις , εως, , (ὑφίστημι, ὑφίσταμαι):
2. resistance,τοῦ κύματοςArist.Mete.368b12 (unless = settling down); so perh. in Hp.Off.3, Ael.Fr.59.
3. lying in ambush, S.Fr.719.
B. as a thing,
I. in liquids, that which settles at the bottom, sediment, Hp.Steril.242, Arist.HA551b29, Mete.382b14, Thphr.HP 9.8.3; esp. of sediment in the urine, Hp.Coac.146,389, Aph.4.69, al., Gal.6.252, al.; but the urine itself is called . εἰς τὴν κύστιν, Arist. Mete.358a8; “ τῆς ὑγρᾶς τροφῆς .Id.PA647b28; ἐκ τῶν νεφρῶν γιγνομένη . ib.671b20; also of the dry excrement, τῆς ξηρᾶς τροφῆς . ib.647b28, cf. 677a15, Mete.358b9.
b. an accumulation of pus, abscess, Hp.Art.40.
3. a kind of jelly or thick soup, in pl., Men.462.10 (cf. Poll.6.60), Orib.4.8.1.
4. metaph. of time, duration, στιγμιαία τῶν καιρῶν .Gal.19.187; μνήσθητι τίς μου . remember how short my time is, LXX Ps.88(89).48; . μου ὡσεὶ οὐθὲν ἐνώπιόν σου mine age is as nothing before thee, ib.38(39).6; ἐφ᾽ ὅσον αὐτοῦ (sc. Ἕκτορος . τῶν χρόνων ὑπῆρχεν as long as his store of years lasted, Vett.Val.347.14.
II. foundation or substructure of a temple, etc., LXX Na.2.7, D.S.1.66, 13.82; ὑποστάσεις ἐπάλξεων lower part of a crenellated wall, Ph.Bel.84.9; . ξύλου is f.l. for ὑπότασις ξ. in Hp. Mochl.25.
2. metaph. of a narrative, speech, or poem, ground-work, subject-matter, argument, Plb.4.2.1, D.S.1.3, etc.
3. plan, purpose, Id.16.32; “κατὰ τὴν ἰδίαν .Id.1.28, 15.70; “πρὸς τὴν ἰδίαν .Id.1.3; οἱ Αἰγύπτιοι . . ἰδίᾳ τινὶ . κεχρημένοι εἰσί (sc. in their calendar) Gem.8.16, cf. 25; “κατὰ τὴν Καίσαρος .BMus.Inscr.892.21 (Halic., i B. C./i A. D.).
4. confidence, courage, resolution, steadiness, of soldiers, Plb.4.50.10,6.55.2; hope,ἔστι μοι . τοῦ γενηθῆναί με ἀνδρίLXX Ru.1.12; ἀπώλετο . αὐτῆς ib.Ez.19.5, cf. Ep.Hebr.3.14; “ . τῆς καυχήσεως2 Ep.Cor.11.17, cf. 9.4; ἔστιν δὲ πίστις ἐλπιζομένων ὑπόστασις confidence in things hoped for, Ep.Hebr.11.1 (unless substance be the right sense here).
5. undertaking, promise,οἱ ὑπογεγραμμένοι γεωργοὶ ἐπέδωκαν ἡμῖν ὑπόστασινPEleph.15.3 (iii B. C.), cf. PTheb.Bank1.8 (ii B. C.), PTeb.61b).194 (ii B. C.).
6. Astrol., τὰ τούτου (sc. κλήρου τύχης τετράγωνα ὑπόστασις (fort. -στάσεις [λέγεται] Serapio in Cat.Cod.Astr.8(4).227.
III. substantial nature, substance, δύσσχιστα, τῷ κολλώδη τὴν . ἔχειν woods hard to cleave, because of their resinous substance, Thphr.CP5.16.4; τοῦ γεώδους . ib.6.7.4.
3. real nature, essence,χαρακτὴρ τῆς .Ep.Hebr.1.3.
IV. as a Rhet. figure, the full expression or expansion of an idea, Hermog.Id.1.11, Aristid. Rh.1p.479S., Syrian. in Hermog.1.60 R.
VI. wealth, substance, property, ib.De.11.6, Je.10.17, POxy.1274.15 (iii A. D.), BGU1020.16 (vi A. D.), etc.
2. pl., title deeds, documents recording ownership of property, POxy.237 viii 26 (ii A. D.).
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