ἀποκρίνω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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 187.B
        κινδυνεύει δὲ ἡ ἀληθὴς δόξα ἐπιστήμη εἶναι, καί μοι τοῦτο ἀποκεκρίσθω.
        But I venture to assert that knowledge is true opinion, and let that be my answer.

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