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...the Greek hupo [ ὑπό ] is related to huper [ ὑπέϱ ]. Limis (or limus ) is an adjective characterizing an indirect and secretive manner of looking at something (as describes Athena, who is cross-eyed), or else a complex movement of elevation that is, in any event, not perpendicular to the ground. Limen is the noun favored by Sextus Pompeius Festus in the second century CE to explain the etymology of “sublime”: the latter “comes from the upper threshold, because it is above us” ( Festus Grammaticus [ De verborum significatu ], book 17, s.v.). Although...