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Strong's #2551 - κακολογέω

Root Word (Etymology)
from a compound of (G2556) and (G3056)
Parts of Speech
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  1. to speak evil of, revile, abuse, one
  2. to curse
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7043 ‑ קָלַל (kaw‑lal');  
Frequency Lists
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KJV (4)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Acts 1
NAS (8)
Matthew 2
Mark 4
Acts 2
CSB (4)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
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BSB (4)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Acts 1
ESV (3)
Mark 2
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WEB (4)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Acts 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


revile, abuse, τινα Lys. 8.5, Isoc. 6.98, Hyp. Fr. 25, LXX Exodus 21:16(17), Matthew 15:4, al.: abs., D. 36.61: Pass., Gorg. Hel. 7, PFay. 12.15 (ii B.C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κακολογέω, κακολόγω; 1 aorist infinitive κακολογῆσαί; (κακολόγος); equivalent to κακῶς λέγω (which the old grammarians prefer, see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 200);

1. to speak ill of, revile, abuse, one; to calumniate, traduce: τινα, Mark 9:39; τί, Acts 19:9; (2 Macc. 4:1; Lysias, Plutarch, others).

2. Hellenistically, to imprecate evil on, curse: τινα, Matthew 15:4; Mark 7:10 (so for קִלֵּל, Proverbs 20:20; Ezekiel 22:7; Exodus 22:28).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κακολογέω , -

(< κακολόγος , slanderous),

[in LXX: Exodus 21:16; Exodus 22:28, 1 Samuel 3:13, Proverbs 20:20, Ezekiel 22:7 (H7043 pi., hi.), 2 Maccabees 4:1*;]

to speak ill of, revile, abuse: c. acc pers., Matthew 15:4, Mark 7:10 (LXX) Mark 9:39; c. acc rei, Acts 19:9.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For this verb, which in the NT seems always to be used in the weaker sense of ";speak evil of,"; cf. P Fay 12.15 (c. B.C. 103) ο [ ] τυχόντως πλεῖστα κακολογηθείς, ";abused . . . in the most unmeasured terms"; (Edd.), P Ryl II. 150.9 (A.D. 40) ὕβρισεν οὐ μετρίως καὶ ἐκακολόγησεν πολλὰ καὶ ἀ [σ ]χήμονα, ";insulted me immoderately with much shameful abuse"; (Edd.). The subst. occurs in P Tebt I. 24.77 (B.C. 117) τῆς προσεσχηκυίας αὐτ ̣[οῖ ]ς κακολογίας.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
εκακολόγουν κακολογησαι κακολογήσαί κακολογῆσαί κακολογήσεις κακολογουντες κακολογούντες κακολογοῦντες κακολογούντος κακολογων κακολογών κακολογῶν kakologesai kakologêsaí kakologēsai kakologē̂saí kakologon kakologôn kakologōn kakologō̂n kakologountes kakologoûntes
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