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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #945 - βαττολογέω

Transliteration
battologéō
Phonetics
bat-tol-og-eh'-o
Origin
from Battos (a proverbial stammerer) and (G3056)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
1:597,103
Definition
Thayer's
  1. to stammer
  2. to repeat the same things over and over, to use many idle words, to babble, prate. Some suppose the word derived from Battus, a king of Cyrene, who is said to have stuttered; others from Battus, an author of tedious and wordy poems.
Frequency Lists  
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  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (2)
Matthew
2
NAS (3)
Matthew
3
HCS (1)
Matthew
1
BSB (1)
Matthew
1
WEB ( 0 )
WEB (2)
Matthew
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βαττο-λογέω,

= βατταρίζω, speak stammeringly, say the same thing over and over again, Matthew 6:7, Simp. in Epict. p.91D.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† βατταλογέω , -

(Rec. βαττολ -, D, βλαττ - = βατταρίζω , prob. onomatop.; v. MM, s v; DCG, ii, 499b, 790 a);

to stammer, repeat idly: Matthew 6:7 (Cremer, 765).†


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

In D this word is βλαττολογέω , the form of which suggests an approximation towards the Latin blatero—[query cf. provincial English blether, with same meaning, both starting from *mlatero]. The Latin text (d) has not the word, so that if Latin influence is recognizable here it must lie somewhere in the complex history of the Bezan text itself. Βαττολογέω may be by haplology for βατταλολογέω , in which some connexion may be suspected with Βάτταλος on the one side, the nickname of Demosthenes, and Aramaic battâl (";leer, nichtig,"; says Wellhausen on Matthew 6:7) on the other. Whether Greek or Aramaic, or neither, is the borrower, we must not stay to ask. If the great orator was thus nicknamed because of the torrent of words at his command, which made envious rivals call him ";the gabbler, it will fit his case better than the highly improbable ";stammering"; connexion, and will suit the ἐν τη πολυλογίᾳ by which the verb is explained in Matthew 6:7. (See Holden on Plutarch’s Demosthenes, ch. iv.)

 

 

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
βατταλογησητε βατταλογήσητε βαττολογήσητε βδέλλη battalogesete battalogēsēte battalogḗsete battalogḗsēte
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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