4691. spermologos
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spermologos: a seed picker, fig. one who picks up scraps of knowledge
Original Word: σπερμολόγος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: spermologos
Phonetic Spelling: (sper-mol-og'-os)
Short Definition: a babbler
Definition: a babbler, gossiper, one who picks up seeds and trifles as does a bird.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from sperma and legó (to pick out, same verb as legó but with a different mean.)
a seed picker, fig. one who picks up scraps of knowledge
NASB Translation
idle babbler (1).

STRONGS NT 4691: σπερμολόγος

σπερμολόγος, σπερμολογον (σπέρμα, and λέγω to collect);

1. picking up seeds: used of birds, Plug. Demet. 28; Athen. 9, p. 387 f.; especially of the crow or daw that picks up grain in the fields (German Saatkrähe), Aristophanes av. 232, 579; Aristotle, h. a. 8, 8, p. 592{b}, 28, and other writings.

2. of men: "lounging about the market-place and picking up a subsistence by whatever may chance to fall from the loads of merchandise" (Eustathius on Homer, Odyssey 5, 490 σπερμολογοι. οἱ περί τά ἐμπορία καί ἀγορᾶς διατρίβοντες διά τό ἀναλέγεσθαι τά ἐκ τῶν φορτιων ἐπορρεοντα καί διά ζῆν ἐκ τούτων); hence, beggarly, abject, vile (a parasite); getting a living by flattery and buffoonery, Athen. 3, p. 85 f.; Plutarch, mor., p. 456 d.; a substantive, σπερμολόγος, an empty talker, babbler (Demosthenes, p. 269, 19; Athen. 8, p. 344 c.): Acts 17:18.


From sperma and lego; a seed-picker (as the crow), i.e. (figuratively) a sponger, loafer (specially, a gossip or trifler in talk) -- babbler.

see GREEK sperma

see GREEK lego

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