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Headword: Ὑπεροίσων
Adler number: upsilon,380
Translated headword: likely to surpass
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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:
Ὑπεροίσων: ὑπερβαλών, ὑπερενεγκών. ὁ δὲ τὸ φρόνημα μέγα ὡς καὶ τὸν Ἀλέξανδρον ὑπεροίσων, ἐκέκτητο.
Notes:
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Future participle of ὑπερφέρω , glossed with aorist participles. Mss FV, Adler reports, have the present participle ὑπερβάλλων ; 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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