Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Many verbs compounded with πρό, περί, ὑπέρ denoting superiority take the genitive, which may depend on the preposition ( cross1384): τάχει περιεγένου αὐτοῦ you excelled him in speed X. C. 3.1.19, γνώμῃ προέχειν τῶν ἐναντίων to excel the enemy in spirit T. 2.62, τοῖς ὅπλοις αὐτῶν ὑπερφέρομεν we surpass them in our infantry 1. 81. So with περιεῖναι, ὑπερέχειν. προτι_μᾶν, προκρί_νειν, and προαιρεῖσθαι prefer, προεστηκέναι be at the head of certainly take the genitive by reason of the preposition. ὑπερβάλλειν and ὑπερβαίνειν surpass take the accusative.

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Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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