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ὑπερφυ-ής, ές, Att. acc. sg. ὑπερφυᾶ Ar.Eq.141, Nu.76: Att. neut. pl. ὑπερφυῆ Pl.Grg.467b, -φυᾶ Ar.Ra.611: (φύομαι):

I. literally, growing above the ground, Dsc.4.73, Luc.Lex.6; growing higher than the rest, οἱ ὑ. τῶν ἀσταχύων D.L.1.100.

2. overgrown, enormous, σμίνθος A.Fr.227 (troch.); λίθοι ὑ. τὸ μέγαθος Hdt. 2.175, cf. Ar.Pax229, Pl.734; ὑ. τῷ μεγέθει ψόφος Arist.Cael.291a21.

II. without a distinct sense of bulk, monstrous, extraordinary, in good and bad sense, ἔργον ὑ. μέγαθός τε καὶ κάλλος Hdt.9.78; ἔργον ὑ. ἐργάσατο Id.8.116; ἀτραπὸς δαιμονίως ὑ. Ar.Nu.76; ὑ. τέχνη Id.Eq.141; πῶς οὐχ ὑπερφυές; is it not most strange? D.29.14; κἀκεῖν' ὑ., εἰ ..Isoc.17.30; τὸ δὲ πάντων -έστατον, ὅτι ..Lys.27.12, cf. Ar. Th.831 (troch.): freq. joined with a relat., ὄχλος ὑπερφυὴς ὅσος Id.Pl.750; ὑπερφυεῖ τινι ..ὡς μεγάλῃ βλάβῃ Pl.Grg.477d: freq. also joined with other Adjs., in which case, as a rule, it stands second, σχέτλια λέγεις καὶ ὑ. ib.467b; δεινὸν ὡς ἀληθῶς καὶ ὑ. D.21.88, etc.; but it stands first in Plu.2.12b, 155a, al.

2. Sup. -έστατος, as an honorific title, Stud.Pal.20.129.3 (v A. D.), etc.: also in Posit., ἡ ὑ. ὑμῶν ἐξουσία PMasp.2i 1 (vi A. D.), etc.

III. Adv. -ῶς marvellously, strangely, exceedingly, φιλαθήναιος ἦν ὑ. Ar.Ach. 142; ὑ. σπουδάζειν Pl.Grg.481b; in affirm. answers, ὑ. μὲν οὖν Id.R. 525b: Comp. -εστέρως Philostr.Gym.36.

2. ὑ. ὡς .., before a Verb, ὑ. ὡς χαίρω Pl.Smp.173c, cf. Tht.155c; before an Adj., ὑ. ὡς ἀληθῆ λέγεις Id.Phd.66a.