Word Summary
hyperechō: to hold above, to rise above, to be superior
Original Word: ὑπερέχω
Transliteration: hyperechō
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-er-ekh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to hold above, to rise above, to be superior
Meaning: to hold above, to rise above, to be superior
Strong's Concordance
surpass, rise above

From huper and echo; to hold oneself above, i.e. (figuratively) to excel; participle (as adjective, or neuter as noun) superior, superiority -- better, excellency, higher, pass, supreme.

see GREEK huper

see GREEK echo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5242: ὑπερέχω

ὑπερέχω; from Homer down;

1. transitive, to have or hold over one (as τήν χεῖρα, of a protector, with a genitive of the person protected; so in Greek writings from Homer down; Josephus, Antiquities 6, 2, 2).

2. intransitive, to stand out, rise above, overtop (so properly, first in Homer Iliad 3, 210); metaphorically,

a. to be above, be superior in rank, authority, power: βασιλεῖ ὡς ὑπεχοντι (A. V. as supreme), 1 Peter 2:13; ἐξουσία ὑπερεχουσαι, of magistrates (A. V. higher powers), Romans 13:1 (οἱ ὑπερεχοντες, substantively, the prominent men, rulers, Polybius 28, 4, 9; 30, 4, 17; of kings, Sap 6:6).

b. to excel, to be superior: τίνος, better than (cf. Buttmann, § 132, 22), Philippians 2:3 (Sir. 36:7; Xenophon, venta 1, 11; Plato, Menex., p. 237d.; Demosthenes, p. 689, 10; Diodorus 17, 77); to surpass: τινα or τί (cf. Buttmann, § 130, 4), Philippians 4:7; τό ὑπερέχον, a substantive, the excellency, surpassing worth (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 34, 2), Philippians 3:8.