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Entry for Strong's #3050 - λογικός

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. pertaining to speech or speaking
  2. pertaining to the reason or logic
    1. spiritual, pertaining to the soul
    2. agreeable to reason, following reason, reasonable, logical
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Romans 1
1 Peter 1
Romans 1
1 Peter 1
Romans 1
1 Peter 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λογῐκ-ός, ή, όν,



1. of or for speaking or speech, μέρη λ. the organs of speech, Plu. Cor. 38: λογική, ἡ, speech, opp. μουσική, D.H. Comp. 11; λ. φαντασία expressed in speech, Stoic. 2.61.

2. of or in eloquence, ἀγῶνες Philostr. VS 1.22.1; ἀκροάσεις λ. καὶ ὀργανικαί Supp.Epigr. 2.184.6 (Tanagra, ii B.C.).

3. suited for prose, ὁ ἡρῷος σεμνὸς καὶ οὐ λ. Demetr. Eloc. 42; τὸ λ., opp. τὸ μεγαλοπρεπές, ib. 41; of persons, writing in prose, D.L. 5.85; ἐγκώμιον λ. in prose, IG 9(2).531.43 (Thess.).


1. possessed of reason, intellectual, μέρος Ti.Locr. 99e, al.; τὸ λ. ζῷον Chrysipp.Stoic. 3.95; ἀρεταὶ λ., = διανοητικαί, opp. ἠθικαί, Arist. EN 1108b9.

2. dialectical, argumentative, οἱ λ. διάλογοι of Plato, such as the Theaetetus and Cratylus, D.L. 3.58; in Arist. usu. like διαλεκτικός, λ. συλλογισμός APo. 93a15, cf. Top. 162b27; διὰ λογικωτέρων καὶ ἀκριβεστέρων λόγων more abstract, Metaph. 1080a10; λ. δυσχέρειαι ib. 1005b22; λ. ἀπόδειξις GA 747b28; but also, logical, λ. συλλογισμοί, opp. ῥητορικοί, Rh. 1355a13. Adv. - κῶς dialectically, Metaph. 1029b13, APo. 84a7, 88a19; φυσικῶς καὶ λ. GC 316a11: Comp. - ώτερον Cael. 275b12. Subst., ἡ λογική (sc. τέχνη) logic, Cic. Fin. 1.7.22; also τὰ λογικά Id. Tusc. 4.14.33; περὶ λογικῶν title of work, Democr. 10b; τὸ λ., opp. τὸ φυσικόν, τὸ ἠθικόν, Zeno Stoic. 1.15, etc.

3. of the 'dogmatic' school of physicians, ἡ λ. αἵρεσις Gal. Sect.Intr. 1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λογικός, λογικη, λογικόν (from λόγος reason) (Tim. Locr., Demosthenes, others), rational (Vulg. rationabilis); agreeable to reason, following reason, reasonable: λατρεία λογικη, the worship which is rendered by the reason or soul (`spiritual'), Romans 12:1 (λογικη καί ἀναίμακτος προσφορά, of the offering which angels present to God, Test xii. Patr. (test. Levi § 3), p. 547, Fabric. edition; (cf. Athenagoras, suppl. pro Christ. § 13 at the end)); τό λογικόν γάλα, the milk which nourishes the soul (see γάλα), 1 Peter 2:2 (λογικη τροφή, Eus. h. e. 4, 23 at the end).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*λογικός , - , -όν

(<λόγος , reason),

reasonable, rational: λατρεία , Romans 12:1; τὸ λ . (i.e. spiritual) γάλα (v. Hort, in l; MM, xvi), 1 Peter 2:2 (in support of AV, milk of the word, v. ICC, in l).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

A good ex. of this adj. is afforded by a i/A.D. inscr. in nonour of a certain physician—ἰατρῶι Καισάρων καὶ ἰδίας λογικῆς ἐναργοῦς ἰατρικῆς κτίστηι ἐν βιβλίοις ρ ̄ν ̄ς ̄. (Syll 736.4 f.). With Romans 12:1 we may compare the usage in the hermetic writings where λογικὴ θυσία is contrasted with ceremonial offerings, cf. Reitzenstein Poimandres, p. 338.10 δέξαι λογικὰς θυσίας ἁγνὰς ἀπὸ ψυχῆς καὶ καρδίας πρός σε ἀνατεταμένης, and ib. p. 347.1, and see Lietzrnann in HZNT ad l. : also Epict. iii. I. 26 τὸ λογικὸν ἔχεις ἐξαίρετον · τοῦτο κόσμει καὶ καλλώπιζε, ";thy excellence lies in the rational part : this adorn and beautify"; (Sharp, p. 120). From the late Greek of the Pelagia legend (ed. Usener, p. 20) we have an admirable illustration of 1 Peter 2:2. A bishop meets Pelagia and tells her he is ";shepherd of Christ’s sheep."; She takes him literally, and he explains that he means τῶν λογικῶν προβάτων τοῦ Χριστοῦ, τοῦτ᾽ ἔστιν τῶν ἀνθρώπων. So Peter means metaphorical, not literal, ";pure milk"; : see s.v. ἄδολος. MGr λογικό, ";understanding,"; ";reason";; ἔρχομαι στὰ λο (γ)ικά μου, ";I become conscious of, learn of"; (Thumb Handbook, p. 338).


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