1253. diakrisis
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diakrisis: the act of judgment
Original Word: διάκρισις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: diakrisis
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ak'-ree-sis)
Short Definition: distinguishing, deciding, passing sentence on
Definition: distinguishing; hence: deciding, passing sentence on; the act of judgment, discernment.

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Cognate: 1253 diákrisis (from 1252 /diakrínō, see there) – properly, a thorough judgment, i.e. a discernment (conclusion) which distinguishes "look-alikes," i.e. things that appear to be the same. (Note the intensifying force of the prefix, dia.) See also 1252 (diakrínō).

Example: Heb 5:14: "But solid food relates to mature people (5046 /téleios), of those having the sense-faculties trained ('exercised,' Gk perfect tense) on account of the habit – [namely] for (4314 /prós) discernment (1253 /diákrisis), of both good ('in combination with,' 5037 /té] and [what is] miserably-bad."

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from diakrinó
the act of judgment
NASB Translation
discern (1), distinguishing (1), passing judgment (1).

STRONGS NT 1253: διάκρισις

διάκρισις, διακρισεως, (διακρίνω), a distinguishing, discerning, judging: πνευμάτων, 1 Corinthians 12:10; καλοῦ τέ καί κακοῦ, Hebrews 5:14; μή εἰς διακρίσεις διαλογισμῶν, not for the purpose of passing judgment on opinions, as to which one is to be preferred as the more correct, Romans 14:1 (see διαλοσμος, 1). (Xenophon, Plato, others.)

discerning, disputation.

From diakrino; judicial estimation -- discern(-ing), disputation.

see GREEK diakrino

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