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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4691 - σπερμολόγος

Transliteration
spermológos
Phonetics
sper-mol-og'-os
Origin
from (G4690) and (G3004)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. picking up seed
    1. of birds, esp. of the crow or daw that picks up grain in fields
  2. metaph.
    1. lounging about the market place and picking up a substance by whatever may chance to fall from the loads of merchandise
    2. hence, beggarly, abject, vile, (a parasite)
    3. getting a living by flattery and bufferoonery
    4. an empty talker, babbler
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (1)
Acts
1
NAS (2)
Acts
2
HCS (1)
Acts
1
BSB (1)
Acts
1
ESV (1)
Acts
1
WEB (1)
Acts
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σπερμο-λόγος, ον, ( λέγω )

picking up seeds, of birds, Id. Demetr. 28, Alex.Mynd. ap. Ath. 9.388a: as Subst., rook, Arist. HA 592b28; glossed κολοιῶδες ζῷον, Hsch.; σπερμολόγων τε γένη Ar. Av. 232 (lyr.), cf. 579 .

2. τὰ σπερμολόγα τῶν παιδαρίων guttersnipes, Ath. 3.85f .

II picking up scraps, gossiping, ἄνθρωπος D.H. 19.5 ( Sup., ib. 4 ); also πικρὰ καὶ ς. ῥήματα Plu. 2.456c .

III as Subst., one who picks up and retails scraps of knowledge, an idle babbler, gossip, D. 18.127, Acts 17:18, Ath. 8.344c .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*σπερμολόγος , -ον

(<σπέρμα , λέγω ),

a seed picker;

(a) prop., of birds (Arist., Aristoph, al.);

(b) in Attic slang, of an idler who lives on scraps picked up in the agora; hence, as subst., ὁ σ ., an idle babbler: Acts 17:18.†


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

";fellow-sharer,"; ";joint partaker,"; c. gen. pers. as in Philippians 1:7, occurs in P Bilabel 19 (b.).2 (A.D. 110) Δίδυμος Ἀπολλωνίου Ἀλλίωνι Ἀπολλωνίου συνκοινωνῶ χα (ίρειν).

 

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
σπερμολογος σπερμολόγος spermologos spermológos
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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