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ὑποβαίνω ,
A.stand under, τὸ ὑποβαινόμενον σκέλος the leg which is stood on, opp. τὸ ἔξω ἀποβαινόμενον (the lame leg which is pointed outwards to relieve it from the weight of the body), Hp.Art.52.
2. serve as a base or foundation,ὑποβεβηκυῖαι ἀρχαίS.E.M.3.94 (v.l. ἀπο-).
3. in pf., fall under the head of, [“τῇ σαφηνεία] ὑποβέβηκε τὸ καθαρὸν καὶ εὐκρινέςHermog.Id.1.1; ὑποβεβηκώς logically subordinate, low in the descent from the universal to the particular, ὑποβεβηκυῖαι ἰδέαι ibid., cf. Phld.Sign.29, S.E.P.1.39, Sor.1.2, 2.1,6, Aristid. Quint.3.24; πάντα τὰ ὑποβεβηκότα προσεχῶς ὗλαι τῶν ἐπαναβεβηκότων (cf. “ἐπαναβαίνω111.2) Porph. in Harm.p.197 W.; of numbers, lower in the scale, S.E.M.9.306.
II. go under or down, Ph.Bel. 100.8 (s. v. l.); of the tide, ebb, Placit.3.17.1.
III. step back, opp. προϊέναι, Gal.Parv.Pil.2; “ὑπέβη εἰς τοὐπίσωHld.2.5; of a gladiator, Artem.2.32: in pf., stand further back,πήχεσι δυσὶν ὑποβεβηκότεςAscl.Tact.5.1, cf. Ael.Tact.14.4, Arr.Tact.12.8.
IV. metaph., “τεσσεράκοντα πόδας ὑποβὰς τῆς ἑτέρης [πυραμίδος] τὠυτὸ μέγαθοςgoing 40 feet below the like size of the other pyramid, i.e. building it 40 feet lower, Hdt.2.127; . αὐχήματος descend from boasting, D.H.8.48; τῆς ἀρχαίας εὐδαιμονίας ὑποβεβηκότες fallen from it, J.AJ11.4.2; ὑποβαίνοντι πρὸς τὰ ἄλλα coming down to the details, Thphr.Metaph.27; in Neoplatonism, of the descent (cf. “ὑπόβασις1.2) from the universal to the particular, from unity to plurality, or from eternity to the world, οἳ (sc. θνητοὶ τῶν ἡρώων ὑποβεβήκασιν are inferior to . . , Hierocl. in CA27p.483M., cf. Moderatus ap.Simp. in Ph.231.5, Porph.Gaur.6.2, Iamb.Comm.Math.8, Simp. in Ph.784.15: also c. acc., fall below,δοκεῖς μοι οὐδένα τῶν πρὸ σοῦ ἐν οὐδενὶ -βεβηκέναιPl.Chrm.158b; “τὰ φυσικά . . , διὰ τὸ πᾶσαν τὴν . . ἀσώματον οὐσίαν ὑποβεβηκέναιSimp. in Ph.286.13: abs., to be lower or less,καθάπερ . τὸ τίμημαPl.Lg.775b; τούτῳ νοσήσαντι ὑπέβη τὰ δεξιά interpol. in Philostr.Gym.41.
2. ὑποβάς a little below (in the book), Str.1.2.40, 6.2.4; “μικρὸν ὑποβάςParth.21.3; “ὑποβαίνων ἐρεῖHermog. Inv.4.10; v. ὑποκαταβαίνω 4.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.127
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 11.4.2
    • Plato, Laws, 775b
    • Plato, Charmides, 158b
    • Strabo, Geography, 6.2.4
    • Strabo, Geography, 1.2.40
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 52
    • Arrian, Tactica, 12.8
    • Arrian, Tactica, 40
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 8.48
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Gymnastica, 41
    • Parthenius, Narrationes Amatoriae, 21.3
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