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Headword: *(upe/rbion
Adler number: upsilon,241
Translated headword: with overwhelming strength
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] overwhelmingly strongly, that is to say too violently; or excessively in force; overweening[ly].
Greek Original:
*(upe/rbion: u(perbi/ws, oi(=on a)/gan biai/ws: h)\ u(perballo/ntws th=| bi/a|: u(perh/fanon.
As the glosses show, the headword (a single word in the Greek) is a neuter adjective being used adverbially.
Same or similar entry in other lexica (references at Photius upsilon104 Theodoridis), and see also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 17.19, from where this use of the headword is quoted (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 11 August 2009@15:11:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 August 2009@04:02:23.
David Whitehead on 21 November 2013@06:57:23.


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