2551. kakologeó
Jump to: LexiconHelpsNasecThayer'sStrong's
kakologeó: to speak ill of
Original Word: κακολογέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kakologeó
Phonetic Spelling: (kak-ol-og-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I speak evil of, curse
Definition: I speak evil of, curse, revile, abuse.

HELPS word-Studies

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 Concordance
Word Origin
from a comp. of kakos and logos
to speak ill of
NASB Translation
speak evil (1), speaking evil (1), speaks evil (2).

STRONGS NT 2551: κακολογέω

κακολογέω, κακολόγω; 1 aorist infinitive κακολογῆσαί; (κακολόγος); 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).

curse, speak evil of.

From a compound of kakos and logos; to revile -- curse, speak evil of.

see GREEK kakos

see GREEK logos

Top of Page
Top of Page

Bible Apps.com