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Strong's #5271 - ὑποκρίνομαι

Root Word (Etymology)
middle voice from (G5259) and (G2919)
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  1. to take up another's statements in reference to what one has decided for one's self
    1. to reply, answer
  2. to make answer (speak) on the stage
    1. to impersonate anyone, play a part
  3. to simulate, feign, pretend
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6030 ‑ עָנָה (aw‑naw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Middle voice from G5259 and G2919

Thayer's Expanded Definition


1. to take up another's statements in reference to what one has decided for oneself (middle κρίνομαι), i. e. to reply, answer (Homer, Herodotus, others).

2. to make answer (speak) on the stage, i. e. to personate anyone, play a part (often so from Demosthenes down). Hence,

3. to simulate, feign, pretend (from Demosthenes and Polybius down): followed by an accusative with the infinitive Luke 20:20. (2 Macc. 6:21, 24; 4 Macc. 6:15; Sir. 35:15 (Sir. 32:15); Sir. 36:2 (Sir. 33:2)). (Compare: συνυποκρίνομαι.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὑπο -κρίνομαι ,

[in LXX: (Job 40:2) אּ 1 (AB אּ 2 ἀπο -, H6030), Sirach 1:29; Sirach 35:15 (32:15) Sirach 36:2 (33:2), 2 Maccabees 5:25; 2 Maccabees 6:21; 2 Maccabees 6:24, 4 Maccabees 6:15; 4 Maccabees 6:17 *;]

1. = Att.. ἀποκρίνομαι (q.v.), to answer, reply (Hom., Hdt., al.).

2. to answer on the stage, play apart (Arist., al.). Metaph., to feign, pretend (Demos., Polyb.): c. acc et inf., Luke 20:20 (cf. Ps sol 4:22).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the connexion of this name (Phm. 1:1) with Phrygia it is enough to refer to the legend of Philemon and Baucis : see Lightfoot Colossians2 , p. 304. For other exx. of the name cf. P Hib I. 70 (a).8 (B.C. 229–8), P Oxy I. 43 versoiv. 5 (A.D. 295), and from the inscrr. Magn 117.8 where it is the title of the ἄππας of Dionysus, and Perg 3414 Φιλη ̣ μων῎ Ανθου σκουτλάριος (both cited by Thieme, p. 41).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
υποκρινομενους υποκρινομένους ὑποκρινομένους hypokrinomenous hypokrinoménous upokrinomenous
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