Bill Mounce

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ὑποκρίνομαι

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ὑποκρίνομαι
Greek transliteration: 
hypokrinomai
Simplified transliteration: 
hypokrinomai
Principal Parts: 
-, -, -, -, ὑπεκρίθην
Numbers
Strong's number: 
5271
GK Number: 
5693
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
1
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
cv-2d(6)
Gloss: 
to pretend, make believe; see also {5695}
Definition: 
to answer, respond; to act a part, upon the stage; hence, to assume a counterfeit character; to pretend, feign, Lk. 20:20*

Greek-English Concordance for

Luke 20:20 So they watched him closely and sent spies who pretended (hypokrinomenous | ὑποκρινομένους | pres mid ptcp acc pl masc) to be righteous so they could catch him in his word, and in this way deliver him to the jurisdiction and authority of the governor.