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ὑποκρίνομαι

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Mediopassive of ῠ̔ποκρῑ́νω (hupokrī́nō), from ῠ̔πο- (hupo-, under) +‎ κρῑ́νω (krī́nō, I pronounce).

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

ῠ̔ποκρῑ́νομαι (hupokrī́nomai)

  1. to answer
  2. to interpret
  3. (Attic) to dialogue, to answer on the stage; to play a part, be an actor
  1. (figuratively) to feign, to dissemble

Usage notesEdit

In the sense of "answer", the usual word in Attic was ᾰ̓ποκρῑ́νομαι (apokrī́nomai).

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