Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From Proto-Hellenic *kríňňō, from Proto-Indo-European *kri-n-ye-, from *krey-. Cognates include English rinse, Latin cernō ‎(I separate, discern), and Welsh gogrynu.




κρῑ́νω ‎(krī́nō)

  1. I separate, part
  2. I order, arrange
  3. I inquire, investigate
  4. I select, choose, decide, prefer
  5. I discern between good and bad
  6. (middle and passive) I contend, dispute, quarrel
  7. I judge, pronounce
  8. I bring to court, accuse
  9. I pass sentence on, condemn, criticize


Derived termsEdit


  • κρίνω in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • κρίνω in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • κρίνω in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «κρίνω» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • κρίνω in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • G2919”, in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979
  • BDAG
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill



κρίνω ‎(kríno) ‎(simple past έκρινα, passive form κρίνομαι)

  1. judge, assess, decide


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