Wiktionary has the description of meaning for the ancient Greek word 'ὑπό':
under, that is, (with the genitive) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative) of place (whither [underneath] or where [below]) or time (when [at]): among, by, from, in, of, under, with. In compounds it retains the same genitive applications, especially of inferior position or condition, and specifically covertly or moderately.
I cannot grasp the exact meaning of this sentence. I do not mean the terms, my problems are with identifying what are the scope for the respective 'or' words. Could you help me comprehend it?
note I may better ask this on ELL, but in case the sentence is 'genuinely ambiguous', I don't know how much linguistic background is given on ELL.