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ὑπέχω, fut. ὑφέξω S.OT552, etc.: aor. ὑπέσχον, poet. also ὑπέσχεθον, Aeol. inf. ὐποσκέθην IG12(2).526 A40 (Eresus, iv B. C.):—
hold under,

a. put a mare under or to a horse, ὑποσχὼν θήλεας ἵππους Il.5.269.

b. of holding out the hand to receive something, ὑπέσχεθε χεῖρα 7.188; προτείνειν καὶ ὑ. [τὴν χεῖρα], to receive bribes, D.19.255; ὑ. χρυσίῳ τὴν χεῖρα Men.309: prov. of a greedy person, ὑ. τὴν χεῖρα ἀποθνήσκων Diogenian.3.12.

c. ῥημάτων ὑ. οὖας lend an attentive ear, Simon.37.14; σὺ δὲ μείλιχον οὖας ὑπόσχες Procl.H.7.52; ὑ. τὰ ὦτά τινι Aristid.2.230 J., etc.

d. hold a cup under another vessel, while something is poured into it, Hdt.2.151, Ar.Ach.1063, Pax431, cf. 909: also intr., ὑ. κρουνοῖς stand under shower baths, Antyll. ap. Orib.10.3.10.

e. put under, like wax under a seal, τι ταῖς αἰσθήσεσι Pl.Tht.191d.

f. ὑ. μαστόν, of mother or nurse giving suck, E.Ion1372; νηπίοις θηλὴν ὑ. Plu.Rom.21.

2. supply, afford, furnish, νεφέλην A.Fr.199.7 (ὑπερς χών Casaubon); πλοῦτος ὑ. μέριμναν Pi.O.2.54; πάντα Ar.Lys.841; ὑ. τὸ αὐτὸ τοῖς ἐναντίοις (sc. fear) Th.7.21; ὑ. ἑαυτόν submit oneself to another, so as to be at his disposal or follow his advice, X.Cyr.7.5.44, v.l. in Pl.R.399b: also c. inf., ὑπόσχες Σωκράτει ἐξελέγξαι allow Socrates to examine you, Id.Grg.497b.

II. uphold, support, τοὺς ὤμους Hdt.4.72.

2. undergo, suffer, τήνδ' ἄτην S.Tr.1274 (anap.); ζημίαν E.Ion1308; κακόν Ar.Th.196; τιμωρίαν τινός for a thing, Th.6.81, Aeschin.3.221, Lycurg.91, cf. Pl.Lg.716b; πυρὸς αἰωνίου δίκην Ep.Jud.7; κόλασιν Plu.2.198d, etc.; also τούτων τὰς αἰτίας to be subject to accusation for .., Antipho 5.67; τούτων ..οὐκ ἂν δικαίως τὴν αἰτίαν ὑπέχοιμι Pl.Ap.33b; ψόγον ἀμουσίας ὑ. Id.R. 403c.

3. in law-phrases, ὑ. δίκας [τινός] to have to give an account of a thing, or suffer a penalty, Hdt.2.118; δίκην ὑπόσχες αἵματος ..Εὐμενίσι E.Or.1649; ὑ. φόνου δίκας Pl.Lg.872c (poet. also φόνον μητρὸς ὑφέξω in the same sense, E.El.1318 (anap.)); δίκην ὑ. τῶν πεπραγμένων D.19.95; ὑφέξειν τὴν δίκην S.OT552; ὑφέξω τοῖς κακίοσιν δίκην E.Hec.1253; ὑ. τῇ πόλει δίκην Pl.Phd.99a; τοιάνδε δίκην ὑφέξειν undergo such a trial, Th.3.53, cf. IG12(2) l.c.; τοῖς χρήμασι τὰς σίκας ὑ. to have to pay the penalty with one's property, Isoc.20.17; ὑ. δίκας, ἐὰν ..D.23.77; ὑ. κρίσιν περὶ ὧν ἄν τις ἐγκαλῇ Id.21.125:—
ὑ. καὶ λαμβάνειν τὸ δίκαιον ἐπὶ τῶν χρηματιστῶν, i.e. to have the right of suing or being sued, PTeb.5.213, al. (ii B. C.); λαμβάνω ἐγὼ καὶ ὑπέχω τὸ δίκαιον ὑπὲρ τοῦ Πολυκλείτου PEnteux.8.6 (iii B.C.); ἐπαναγκάσαι αὐτὸν τὸ δίκαιον ἡμῖν ὑποσχεῖν ib.59.11 (iii B. C.).

b. ἐμοὶ λόγον ὑποσχέτω let him render account to me, Pl.Prt.338d; οὐδενὶ θέλων ὑπέχειν λόγον X.Mem.4.4.9; ὑ. τῇ πόλει περὶ τοῦ βίου λόγον And.4.37; ὑ. εὐθύνας [ἀρχῆς] Lys ..24.26, cf. 9.11, 30.3.

4. sustain, maintain, λόγον an argument, Arist.Rh.1354a5, Metaph.1011a22, al.; ὑπόθεσιν Id.Top.158a31; θέσιν καὶ ὁρισμόν ib.160b14. (For the Med., v. ὑπισχνέομαι.)