4811. sukophanteó
Strong's Concordance
sukophanteó: to accuse falsely
Original Word: συκοφαντέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: sukophanteó
Phonetic Spelling: (soo-kof-an-teh'-o)
Short Definition: I accuse falsely, defraud
Definition: I accuse falsely, defraud.
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4811 sykophantéō (from 4810 /sýkon, "a fig" and 5316 /phaínō, "make known") – properly, a "fig-informer" using "inside information" to defraud (falsely accuse).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from sukon and phainó
to accuse falsely
NASB Translation
accuse...falsely (1), defrauded (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4811: συκοφαντέω

συκοφαντέω, συκοφάντω; 1 aorist ἐσυκοφάντησα; (from συκοφάντης, and this from σῦκον 'fig', and φαίνω 'to show'. At Athens those were called συκοφανται whose business it was to inform against anyone whom they might detect exporting figs out of Attica; and as sometimes they seem to have extorted money from those loath to he exposed, the name συκοφάντης from the time of Aristophanes down was a general term of opprobrium to designate a malignant informer, a calumniator; a malignant and base accuser from love of gain (but cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word); hence, the verb συκοφάντω signifies)

1. to accuse wrongfully, to calumniate, to attack by malicious devices (Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, others).

2. to exact money wrongfully; to extort from, defraud: Luke 3:14 (here R. V. margin accuse wrongfully); with a genitive of the person and accusative of the thing, Luke 19:8 (τριάκοντα μνᾶς παρά τίνος Lysias, p. 177, 32. The Sept. for עָשַׁק, to oppress, defraud, Job 35:9; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Psalm 118:122 (); πένητα, Proverbs 14:31; Proverbs 22:16; πτωχούς, Proverbs 28:3).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
accuse falsely, take by false accusation.

From a compound of sukon and a derivative of phaino; to be a fig-informer (reporter of the law forbidding the exportation of figs from Greece), "sycophant", i.e. (genitive and by extension) to defraud (exact unlawfully, extort) -- accuse falsely, take by false accusation.

see GREEK sukon

see GREEK phaino

Forms and Transliterations
εσυκοφαντησα εσυκοφάντησα ἐσυκοφάντησα συκοφαντεί συκοφάντην συκοφάντης συκοφαντήσαι συκοφαντησάτωσάν συκοφαντήσει συκοφαντησητε συκοφαντήσητε συκοφαντία συκοφαντίαν συκοφαντίας συκοφαντιών συκοφαντούμενοι συκοφαντουμένων συκοφαντούντων συκοφαντών esukophantesa esukophantēsa esykophantesa esykophantēsa esykophántesa esykophántēsa sukophantesete sukophantēsēte sykophantesete sykophantēsēte sykophantḗsete sykophantḗsēte
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Strong's Greek 4811
2 Occurrences

ἐσυκοφάντησα — 1 Occ.
συκοφαντήσητε — 1 Occ.

Luke 3:14 V-ASA-2P
GRK: διασείσητε μηδὲ συκοφαντήσητε καὶ ἀρκεῖσθε
NAS: or accuse [anyone] falsely, and be content
KJV: neither accuse [any] falsely; and
INT: oppress nor accuse falsely and be content with

Luke 19:8 V-AIA-1S
GRK: τινός τι ἐσυκοφάντησα ἀποδίδωμι τετραπλοῦν
NAS: and if I have defrauded anyone
KJV: from any man by false accusation, I restore
INT: of anyone anything I defrauded I restore fourfold

2 Occurrences

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