5271. hupokrinomai
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hupokrinomai: to answer, reply, to answer on a stage, to pretend
Original Word: ὑποκρίνομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: hupokrinomai
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-ok-rin'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I act the part, pretend
Definition: I act the part, pretend; I answer, respond.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from hupo and krinó
to answer, reply, to answer on a stage, to pretend
NASB Translation
pretended (1).

STRONGS NT 5271: ὑποκρίνομαι


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.)


Middle voice from hupo and krino; to decide (speak or act) under a false part, i.e. (figuratively) dissemble (pretend) -- feign.

see GREEK hupo

see GREEK krino

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