Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1258 - διάλεκτος
- conversation, speech, discourse, language
- the tongue or language peculiar to any people
1. discourse, conversation, Hp. Art. 30; θεοῖς πρὸς ἀνθρώπους Pl. Smp. 203a; discussion, debate, argument, Id. Tht. 146b; opp. ἔρις, Id. R. 454a.
2. common language, talk, δ. ἡ πρὸς ἀλλήλους Arist. Po. 1449a26; ἡ εἰωθυῖα δ. Id. Rh. 1404b24.
1. speech, language, Ar. Fr. 685; καινὴν δ. λαλῶν Antiph. 171; δ. ἀμνίου, opp. τὰ ἔνδον δράκοντος, Hermipp. 3; articulate speech, language, opp. φωνή, Arist. HA 535a28; τοῦ ἀνθρώπου μία φωνή, ἀλλὰ διάλεκτοι πολλαί Id. Pr. 895a6; but also, spoken, opp. written language, D.H. Comp. 11.
2. the language of a country, Plb. 1.80.6, D.S. 5.6, etc.: esp. dialect, as Ionic, Attic, etc., Diog.Bab.Stoic. 3.213, D.H. Comp. 3, S.E. M. 1.59, Hdn.Gr. 2.932; also, local word or expression, Plu. Alex. 31.
1. way of speaking, accent, D. 37.55.
2. pl., modes of expression, Epicur Ephesians 1 p.24U. style, πανηγυρική, ποιητικὴ δ., D.H. Comp. 23, 21: esp. poetical diction, Phld. Po. 2 Fr. 33, al. of musical instruments, quality, 'idiom', Arist. de An. 420b8.
διά -λεκτος , -ου , ἡ
(< διαλέγομαι ),
[in LXX: Da LXX Daniel 1:4 (H3956), Esther 9:26*;]
1. conversation, discourse, speech (Plat., Dem., al.).
2. As in Polyb. and later writers, the language or dialect of a particular country or district: Acts 1:19; Acts 2:6; Acts 2:8; Acts 21:40; Acts 22:2; Acts 26:14.†
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P Leid W iv. 29 (ii/iiiA.D.) δὲ ὁ (sic!) ἐπὶ τῆς βάρεως φανεὶς. . . ἰδίᾳ διαλέκτῳ ἀσπάζεταί σε, λέγων κτλ.—the speaker is apparently a being with a dog’s head, who would naturally use a special dialect. Thumb, Gr. Dial. p. 22 f., has an important discussion of the precise differentia of διάλεκτος, which from ";Redeweise"; came to be ";Sprache"; in general (as Acts 22:2), and was finally specialized to ";lokale Spracheigentümlichkeit"; : see his quotations.
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