kakologeó: to speak ill ofOriginal Word: κακολογέωPart of Speech:
I speak evil of, curseDefinition:
I speak evil of, curse, revile, abuse.
2551 kakologéō (from 2556 /kakós, "a malicious disposition" and 3004 /légō, "speaking to a conclusion") – properly, to speak evil, using malicious, damaging words that are calculated to destroy (misrepresent).
2551 /kakologéō ("calculated evil-speaking") tries to make evil seem good ("positive"), i.e. presenting what is wrong as "right" (or the reverse). 2551 (kakologéō) issues from a twisted disposition (make-up, perspective).
[Note the fundamental meaning of the root (2556 /kakós).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from a comp. of kakos
to speak ill ofNASB Translation
speak evil (1), speaking evil (1), speaks evil (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2551: κακολογέωκακολογέω
; 1 aorist infinitive κακολογῆσαί
); equivalent to κακῶς λέγω
(which the old grammarians prefer, see Lob. ad Phryn.
, p. 200);
1. to speak ill of, revile, abuse, one; to calumniate, traduce: τινα, Mark 9:39; τί, Acts 19:9; (2 Macc. 4:1; Lysias, Plutarch, others).
2. Hellenistically, to imprecate evil on, curse: τινα, Matthew 15:4; Mark 7:10 (so for קִלֵּל, Proverbs 20:20; Ezekiel 22:7; Exodus 22:28).<1>
curse, speak evil of.
From a compound of kakos and logos; to revile -- curse, speak evil of.
see GREEK kakos
see GREEK logos