International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCOMMUNE; COMMUNICATE; COMMUNICATION
ko-mun', komun'-i-kat, ko-mu-ni-ka'-shun: To commune is to converse confidentially and sympathetically. It is represented in both Hebrew and Greek by several words literally signifying to speak (compare Luke 6:11, dialaleo; also Luke 22:4 Acts 24:26, homileo). To communicate is to impart something to another, so that it becomes common to giver and receiver. In 1 Timothy 6:18, "willing to communicate" (the Revised Version, margin "sympathize"), represents a single word koinonikoi, and refers to the habit of sharing with others either sympathy or property. the Revised Version (British and American) gives "companionships" for homiliai in 1 Corinthians 15:33 (the King James Version "communications").
See also COMMUNION.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.
) To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.
2. (v. i.) To receive the communion; to partake of the Eucharist or Lord's supper.
3. (n.) Communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between friends.
4. (n.) The commonalty; the common people.
5. (n.) A small territorial district in France under the government of a mayor and municipal council; also, the inhabitants, or the government, of such a district. See Arrondissement.
6. (n.) Absolute municipal self-government.
Strong's Hebrew5608. saphar -- to count, recount, relate... commune
, account; declare, number, penknife, reckon, scribe, show forth,
speak,. A primitive root; properly, to score with a mark ... /hebrew/5608.htm - 6k
7878. siach -- to muse, complain, talk (of)
... commune, complain, declare, meditate, muse, pray, speak, talk with. A primitive
root; to ponder, ie (by implication) converse (with ...
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1696. dabar -- to speak
... answer, appoint, bid, command, commune, declare, destroy, give,. A primitive
root; perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively ...
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1697. dabar -- speech, word
... affair, answer, X any such (thing), because of, book, business, care, case, cause,
certain rate, + chronicles, commandment, X commune(-ication), + concern(-ing ...
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559. amar -- to utter, say
... with great latitude) -- answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify,
challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare ...
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