anakrinó: to examine, investigateOriginal Word: ἀνακρίνωPart of Speech:
I examine, inquire intoDefinition:
I examine, inquire into, investigate, question.
350 anakrínō (from 303 /aná, "up, completing a process," which intensifies 2919 /krínō, "to select by separating/judging") – properly, to distinguish by vigorously judging "down to up," i.e. closely examining (investigating) through "the process of careful study, evaluation and judgment" (L & N, 1, 27.44); "to examine, investigate, question (so J. B. Lightfoot, Notes, 181f).
[The prefix 303 /aná ("up") shows the process involved that takes krinō ("judging/separating") up to its needed conclusion. Accordingly, 350 (anakrínō) is often used in its forensic sense in the ancient world. It can even refer to "examination by torture" (see Field, Notes, 120f, Abbott-Smith).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to examine, investigateNASB Translation
appraised (2), appraises (1), asking questions (2), called to account (1), examine (2), examined (4), examines (1), examining (2), trial (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 350: ἀνακρίνωἀνακρίνω
; 1 aorist ἀνέκρινα
; passive (present ἀνακρίνομαι
); 1 aorist ἀνεκρίθην
; (frequent in Greek writings, especially Attic); properly, "by looking through a series (ἀνά
) of objects or particulars to distinguish (κρίνω
) or search after. Hence,
to investigate, examine, inquire into, scrutinize, sift, question": Acts 17:11
); 1 Corinthians 10:25, 27
(not anxiously questioning, namely, whether the meat set before you be the residue from heathen sacrifices). Specifically, in a forensic sense (often also in Greek writings) of a judge, to hold an investigation; to interrogate, examine, the accused or the witnesses
; absolutely: Luke 23:14
; Acts 24:8
, Acts 12:19
; Acts 28:18
; passive, Acts 4:9
. Paul has in mind this judicial use (as his preceding term ἀπολογία
shows) when in 1 Corinthians 9:3
he speaks of τοῖς ἐμέ ἀνακρίνουσί
, investigating me, whether I am a true apostle.
b. universally, to judge of, estimate, determine (the excellence or defects of any person or thing): τί, 1 Corinthians 2:15; τινα, 1 Corinthians 4:3f; passive, 1 Cor. 2:(),; . (Cf. Lightfoot Fresh Revision, etc. iv. § 3 (p. 67f, American edition).)<1>
question, discern, examine, search.
From ana and krino; properly, to scrutinize, i.e. (by implication) investigate, interrogate, determine -- ask, question, discern, examine, judge, search.
see GREEK ana
see GREEK krino