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Strong's #2635 - καταλαλέω

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  1. to speak against one, to criminate, traduce
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Strong #: 1442 ‑ גָּדַף (gaw‑daf');  1696 ‑ דָּבַר (daw‑bar');  3637 ‑ כָּלַם (kaw‑lawm');  3960 ‑ לָשַׁן (law‑shan');  5844 ‑ עָטָה (aw‑taw');  
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KJV (6)
James 4
1 Peter 2
NAS (8)
James 6
1 Peter 2
HCS (5)
James 3
1 Peter 2
BSB (5)
James 3
1 Peter 2
ESV (4)
James 3
1 Peter 1
WEB (6)
James 4
1 Peter 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


pf. -λελάληκα A.D. Synt. 323.7:

1. talk, babble loudly, τοῖς θύραζε ταῦτα κ. Ar. Ra. 752; τινος before another, Luc. Asin. 12.


1. talk down, rail at, ἡμᾶς IG 9(2).338.6 (Thess.); τινὰ πρὸς πάντας Plb. 3.90.6; τὸ δόγμα Id. 18.45.1; τινος D.S. 11.44; ὑμῶν ὡς κακοποιῶν 1 Peter 2:12; τινὸς ψευδῆ LXX Hosea 7:13; κατά τινος ib. Psalms 50:20(49).20: Pass., ἐπί τινι Plb. 27.13.2; to be outdone in speech, ὑπ' ἰδιωτῶν Phld. Rh. 1.343S.

2. weary by talking, gloss on καταγλωττίζειν, Phryn. PS p.79B.

3. simply, interview, address a person, PHib. 1.151 (iii B. C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καταλαλέω, καταλάλω; to speak against one, to criminate, traduce: τίνος (in classical Greek mostly with the accusative; in the Sept. chiefly followed by κατά τίνος), James 4:11; 1 Peter 2:12; 1 Peter 3:16 (here T Tr marginal reading WH, ἐν καταλαλεῖσθε, wherein ye are spoken against).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -λαλέω , - ,

[in LXX chiefly for H1696 ni., pi.;]

to speak evil of, rail at: in cl., c. acc; in LXX,

(a) c. gen.,

(b) seq. κατά , c. gen.; in NT, c. gen. (M, Pr., 65): James 4:11, 1 Peter 2:12; pass., 1 Peter 3:16,†

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

See the fragmentary P Hib I. 151 (c. B.C. 250) εἰ οὖν τιν᾽ ε ̣̓π ̣ιχώρησιν ποιεῖ ἔντυχε ἐκείνωι κατ ̣αλάλησον, συντετάχαμεν γὰρ. . . , and cf. Syll 278.6 (ii/B.C.) ἵνα μηδ᾽ ἐν τούτοις ἔχωσιν ἡμᾶς καταλαλεῖν οἱ οὐκ ἀπὸ τοῦ βελτίστου εἰωθότες ἀναστρέφεσθαι.


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List of Word Forms
καταλαλει καταλαλεί καταλαλεῖ καταλαλείν καταλαλεισθε καταλαλεῖσθε καταλαλειτε καταλαλείτε καταλαλείτέ καταλαλεῖτε καταλαλήσαι καταλαλήσουσι καταλαλούμενα καταλαλούντα καταλαλουσιν καταλαλούσιν καταλαλοῦσιν καταλαλων καταλαλών καταλαλῶν καταλαλώσιν κατελάλει κατελάλεις κατελαλήσαμεν κατελάλησαν κατελάλουν katalalei katalaleî katalaleisthe katalaleîsthe katalaleite katalaleîte katalalon katalalôn katalalōn katalalō̂n katalalousin katalaloûsin