2635. katalaleó
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katalaleó: to speak evil of
Original Word: καταλαλέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: katalaleó
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-al-al-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I speak evil of
Definition: I speak evil of, rail at, slander.

HELPS word-Studies

2635 katalaléō (from 2596 /katá, "down, according to," intensifying 2980 /laléō, "to prattle on") – properly, speak down to in a hostile, deriding way; to mock (revile), detracting from someone's reputation by "malice of speech directed against one's neightbor" (DNTT, 4,4); to defame, slander (backbite).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from katalalos
to speak evil of
NASB Translation
slander (1), slandered (1), speak against (1), speaks against (2).

STRONGS NT 2635: καταλαλέω

καταλαλέω, καταλάλω; to speak against one, to criminate, traduce: τίνος (in classical Greek mostly with the accusative; in the Sept. chiefly followed by κατά τίνος), James 4:11; 1 Peter 2:12; 1 Peter 3:16 (here T Tr marginal reading WH, ἐν καταλαλεῖσθε, wherein ye are spoken against).

speak evil of.

From katalalos; to be a traducer, i.e. To slander -- speak against (evil of).

see GREEK katalalos

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