Ancient Greek-English Dictionary Language


ο-contract Verb; Transliteration:

Principal Part: ἀκριβόω

Structure: ἀκριβό (Stem) + ω (Ending)

Etym.: a)kribh/s


  1. to make exact or accurate, to be perfect in, to be or become perfect
  2. to investigate accurately, to understand thoroughly, are you sure of


Present tense

1st person2nd person3rd person
IndicativeSingular ἀκρίβω ἀκρίβοις ἀκρίβοι
Dual ἀκρίβουτον ἀκρίβουτον
Plural ἀκρίβουμεν ἀκρίβουτε ἀκρίβουσιν*
SubjunctiveSingular ἀκρίβω ἀκρίβοις ἀκρίβοι
Dual ἀκρίβωτον ἀκρίβωτον
Plural ἀκρίβωμεν ἀκρίβωτε ἀκρίβωσιν*
OptativeSingular ἀκρίβοιμι ἀκρίβοις ἀκρίβοι
Dual ἀκρίβοιτον ἀκριβοίτην
Plural ἀκρίβοιμεν ἀκρίβοιτε ἀκρίβοιεν
ImperativeSingular ἀκρῖβου ἀκριβοῦτω
Dual ἀκρίβουτον ἀκριβοῦτων
Plural ἀκρίβουτε ἀκριβοῦντων, ἀκριβοῦτωσαν
Infinitive ἀκρίβουν
Participle MasculineFeminineNeuter
ἀκριβων ἀκριβουντος ἀκριβουσα ἀκριβουσης ἀκριβουν ἀκριβουντος
1st person2nd person3rd person
IndicativeSingular ἀκρίβουμαι ἀκρίβοι ἀκρίβουται
Dual ἀκρίβουσθον ἀκρίβουσθον
Plural ἀκριβοῦμεθα ἀκρίβουσθε ἀκρίβουνται
SubjunctiveSingular ἀκρίβωμαι ἀκρίβοι ἀκρίβωται
Dual ἀκρίβωσθον ἀκρίβωσθον
Plural ἀκριβώμεθα ἀκρίβωσθε ἀκρίβωνται
OptativeSingular ἀκριβοίμην ἀκρίβοιο ἀκρίβοιτο
Dual ἀκρίβοισθον ἀκριβοίσθην
Plural ἀκριβοίμεθα ἀκρίβοισθε ἀκρίβοιντο
ImperativeSingular ἀκρίβου ἀκριβοῦσθω
Dual ἀκρίβουσθον ἀκριβοῦσθων
Plural ἀκρίβουσθε ἀκριβοῦσθων, ἀκριβοῦσθωσαν
Infinitive ἀκρίβουσθαι
Participle MasculineFeminineNeuter
ἀκριβουμενος ἀκριβουμενου ἀκριβουμενη ἀκριβουμενης ἀκριβουμενον ἀκριβουμενου

Imperfect tense

The inflection forms above were generated by rules and some usages of them were not attested.

Due to a bug of system, some forms may display wrong accents.


  • ταύτην ἀκριβοῦσιν ἀμφότεροι· (Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Epistula ad Pompeium Geminum, chapter 3 16:2)
  • ταύτην ὁ Ἡρόδοτοσ ἀκριβοῖ μᾶλλον ἢ Θουκυδίδησ· (Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Epistula ad Pompeium Geminum, chapter 3 20:2)
  • καὶ γὰρ μαχιμώτατοί εἰσιν ἐσ τοῦτο ἔτι καὶ τοῖσ Τραπεζουντίοισ ἐχθρότατοι, καὶ χωρία ὀχυρὰ οἰκοῦσιν, ἔθνοσ ἀβασίλευτον καὶ πάλαι μὲν καὶ φόρου ὑποτελὲσ Ῥωμαίοισ, ὑπὸ δὲ τοῦ λῃστεύειν οὐκ ἀκριβοῦσιν τὴν ἀποφοράν. (Arrian, Periplus Ponti Euxini, chapter 11 2:1)
  • βέλτιον δὲ τὸ ἀκριβοῦν ἑκάστῳ. (Lucian, 10:25)
  • καὶ γὰρ αὖ καὶ τόδε πάντων ἀτοπώτατόν ἐστιν, ὅτι τοὺσ μὲν λόγουσ ὑμῶν πάνυ ἀκριβοῦσιν οἱ πολλοὶ αὐτῶν, καθάπερ δὲ ἐπὶ τοῦτο μόνον ἀναγιγνώσκοντεσ αὐτοὺσ καὶ μελετῶντεσ, ὡσ τἀναντία ἐπιτηδεύοιεν, οὕτωσ βιοῦσιν. (Lucian, Piscator, (no name) 34:1)


Source: Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. "A Greek-English Lexicon". revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones.

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