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1: διάλεκτος
(Strong's #1258 — Noun Feminine — dialektos — dee-al'-ek-tos )

primarily "a conversation, discourse" (akin to dialegomai, "to discourse or discuss"), came to denote "the language or dialect of a country or district;" in the AV and RV of Acts 2:6 it is translated "language;" in the following the RV retains "language," for AV, "tongue," Acts 1:19 ; 2:8 ; 21:40 ; 22:2 ; 26:14 . See TONGUE. In the Sept., Esther 9:26 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Language'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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