ἀποκρίνω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ἀπό (apó, from, away from) + κρίνω (krínō, to separate, distinguish, judge).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /a.po.krǐː.nɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /a.poˈkri.no/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /a.poˈkri.no/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /a.poˈkri.no/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /a.poˈkri.no/
  • Verb[edit]

    ἀποκρῑ́νω (apokrī́nō)

    1. to separate, set apart
      1. to distinguish
    2. to choose
    3. to reject on inquiry
    4. (in middle voice) to give answer, reply
      1. to answer charges, defend oneself
      2. to meet events, circumstances
      3. (passive) to be given as an answer (+ dative of agent)
        • 366 BCE – 348 BCE, Plato, Theaetetus 187B
          κινδυνεύει δὲ ἡ ἀληθὴς δόξα ἐπιστήμη εἶναι, καί μοι τοῦτο ἀποκεκρίσθω.
          kinduneúei dè hē alēthḕs dóxa epistḗmē eînai, kaí moi toûto apokekrísthō.
          But I venture to assert that knowledge is true opinion, and let that be my answer.

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