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ὕψος, εος, τό, (ὕψι) height, ὕψος κρεῖσσον ἐκπηδήματος A.Ag.1376; εἰς ὕ. αἴρειν τινά E.Ph.404; κυπαρίττων ὕψη καὶ κάλλη Pl.Lg.625c; ὕ. ἔχειν, λαμβάνειν, rise some height, Th.1.91, 4.13, cf. 2.75; ἀφ' ὕψους [με] δισκοβόλησε Epigr.Gr.336 (Alexandria Troas): pl., Pl.Ti. 44d: abs. ὕψος, in height, opp. μῆκος, εὖρος, πλάτος, Hdt.1.50, 178, IG12.372.24, 22.1666A79, PMich.Zen.38.12, al. (iii B. C.); so ἐς ὕψος Hdt.2.13, 155.

II. metaph., summit, crown, ὕ. ἀμαθίας Pl.Ep.351d; σεμνότητος Arist.Mu.398a12.

2. sublimity, grandeur, τῶν λόγων Metrod.Herc.831.8, cf. Longin.1.1, al.: pl., Id.3.4, 7.4.