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συκοφαντέω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
συκοφαντέω
Greek transliteration: 
sykophanteō
Simplified transliteration: 
sykophanteo
Principal Parts: 
-, ἐσυκοφάντησα, -, -, -
Numbers
Strong's number: 
4811
GK Number: 
5193
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
2
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-1d(2a)
Gloss: 
to accuse falsely, oppress; to cheat, extort
Definition: 
to inform against; to accuse falsely;, by impl. to wrong by false accusations; to extort money by false informations, Lk. 3:14; 19:8*

Greek-English Concordance for

Luke 3:14 Soldiers were also questioning him, saying, “And we, what should we do?” He said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone, or accuse (sykophantēsēte | συκοφαντήσητε | aor act subj 2 pl) them falsely; and be content with your wages.”
Luke 19:8 Zacchaeus, as he stood there, said to the Lord, “Look, half of what I own, Lord, I will give to the poor, and if I (esykophantēsa | ἐσυκοφάντησα | aor act ind 1 sg) have (esykophantēsa | ἐσυκοφάντησα | aor act ind 1 sg) defrauded (esykophantēsa | ἐσυκοφάντησα | aor act ind 1 sg) anyone of (esykophantēsa | ἐσυκοφάντησα | aor act ind 1 sg) anything, I will repay fourfold.”