1) to give an answer to a question proposed, to answer
2) to begin to speak, but always where something has preceded
Part of Speech: verb
Citing in TDNT: 3:944,*
From G575 and κρινω krino; to conclude for oneself, that is, (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare [H6030]) to begin to speak (where an address is expected): - answer.
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Perseus Digital Library
University of Chicago's Logion lexicon
Thayer's dictionary plus other information.
From this site's dictionary (in Italian)
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