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ὑψηλός, ή, όν (also -ός, όν Demetr.Troezen.1 Diels): Comp. and Sup. -ότερος, -ότατος, and irreg. -έστατος Paus.5.13.9: (ὕψι, ὕψος): —
high, lofty, θάλαμος Od.1.426; πύργος Il.3.384, etc.; of a highland country, χώρη ὀρεινὴ ..καὶ ὑψηλή Hdt. 1.110; ὑψλὰ χωρία Th.3.97; and ὑψηλά alone, Pl.Lg.732c; ἐφ' ὑψηλοῦ εἶναι, καθῆσθαι, X.HG4.5.4, Luc. Rh.Pr.6; ἐν ὑψηλῷ τινι καταστάς Plu.Eum. 17; ἀπὸ ὑψηλοῦ κρεμασθείς Pl.Tht.175d; ἀφ' ὑψηλοτέρου καθορῶντες X.HG6.2.29; ἐποικοδομήσαντες ὑψηλότερον [τὸ τεῖχος] Th.7.4. Adv., -λῶς καθήμενος Pherecr. 64.

II. metaph., high, lofty, stately, proud, ὄλβος, ἀρεταί, κλέος, Pi.O.2.22, 5.1, P.3.111; τέχνη θεσπεσία τις καὶ ὑ. Pl.Euthd.289e; ὑ. καὶ χαύνη ἐλπίς Id.Ep.341e; ὑψηλὰ κομπεῖν talk high and boastfully, S.Aj.1230.

2. of persons, opp. δυσδαίμων, E.Hel.418; ἀφ' ὑψηλῶν βραχὺν ᾤκισε Id.Heracl.613 (lyr.); ἐπὶ τοῖς ἐμοῖς κακοῖς ὑ. εἶναι Id.Hipp.730; ἐπὶ τούτοις ὑ. ἐξαρεῖν αὑτόν Pl.R.494d, cf. And.3.7, Aeschin.2.174; [δαίμονα] ὑ. αἴρειν E.Supp.555; τὸ νέον ἅπαν ὑ. καὶ θρασύ Metrod.Fr.57; αὑτὸν παρέχειν -ότερον λημμάτων Luc.Nigr. 25; ὑ. τῷ ἤθει Plu.Dio4.

3. upraised, i.e. mighty, ἐν βραχίονι -λῷ LXX Ex.6.1, al.

4. of poets, sublime, Longin.40.2; τὰ -ότερα the loftier, sublimer thoughts or language, Id.43.3; ὑ. λέξις, λόγος, D.H.Lys. 13, Plu.Per.5. Adv. -λῶς Gal.10.12.