5271. hupokrinomai
Strong's Concordance
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
Definition
to answer, reply, to answer on a stage, to pretend
NASB Translation
pretended (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5271: ὑποκρίνομαι

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.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
feign.

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

Forms and Transliterations
υποκρινομενους υποκρινομένους ὑποκρινομένους hypokrinomenous hypokrinoménous upokrinomenous
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Strong's Greek 5271
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ὑποκρινομένους — 1 Occ.

Luke 20:20 V-PPM/P-AMP
GRK: ἀπέστειλαν ἐνκαθέτους ὑποκρινομένους ἑαυτοὺς δικαίους
NAS: spies who pretended to be righteous,
KJV: spies, which should feign themselves
INT: they sent spies feigning themselves righteous

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