katalaleó: to speak evil ofOriginal Word: καταλαλέωPart of Speech:
I speak evil ofDefinition:
I speak evil of, rail at, slander.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
to speak evil ofNASB Translation
slander (1), slandered (1), speak against (1), speaks against (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2635: καταλαλέωκαταλαλέω
; to speak against one, to criminate, traduce
(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 ᾧ 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