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Headword: *(uperoi/swn
Adler number: upsilon,380
Translated headword: likely to surpass
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] exceeding, having the advantage over.[1] "He had acquired a great pride, so that [he thought himself] likely to surpass even Alexander [sc. the Great]."[2]
Greek Original:
*(uperoi/swn: u(perbalw/n, u(perenegkw/n. o( de\ to\ fro/nhma me/ga w(s kai\ to\n *)ale/candron u(peroi/swn, e)ke/kthto.
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Future participle of u(perfe/rw, glossed with aorist participles. Mss FV, Adler reports, have the present participle u(perba/llwn; Bernhardy remarks non quadrat aoristorum usu "it doesn't square with the use of the aorist forms."
[2] Aelian fr. 330 Domingo-Forasté, 333 Hercher (individual unidentifiable). For Alexander, see alpha 1121.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 August 2010@12:20:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 August 2010@05:41:36.
Catharine Roth (expanded note 2) on 24 March 2011@19:19:21.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2011@09:09:15.
David Whitehead on 24 November 2013@07:18:25.


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