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Strong's #148 - αἰσχρολογία

from (G150) and (G3056)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
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  1. foul speaking, low and obscene speech
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KJV (1)
Colossians 1
NAS (2)
Colossians 2
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Colossians 1
BSB (1)
Colossians 1
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Colossians 1
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Colossians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

αἰσχρο-λογία, ἡ,

1. foul language, obscenity, X. Lac. 5.6, Arist. EN 1128a23.

2. abuse, Plb. 8.11.8, cf. POxy. 410.77, Colossians 3:8, Phld. Rh. 1.176S., etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

αἰσχρολογία, (ας, (from αἰσχρολόγος, and this from αἰσχρός and λέγω), foul speaking (Tertullian turpiloquium), low and obscene speech, (R. V. shameful speaking): Colossians 3:8: (Xenophon, Aristotle, Polybius) (Cf. Lightfoot at the passage; Trench, § xxxiv.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* αἰσχρολογία , -ας ,

(<αἰσχρός , λέγω ),

abusive language, abuse (Lft., ICC, in l; MM, VGT, s.v.): Colossians 3:8.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

BGU III. 909.12 (A.D. 359) πολλὰς ἐ [σ ]χρολογίας εἰς πρόσωπόν μου ἐξειπών. A literary citation is P Oxy III. 410.76 (Doric, iv/B.C.) τὸ δὲ φεύγεν τὰς αἰσχρολογίας μεγ [αλ ]οπρεπὲς καὶ κόσμος λόγω, ";the avoidance of abuse is a mark of high-mindedness and an ornament of speech"; (Edd). The adj. is generally associated with foul or filthy rather than abusive speaking in Colossians 3:8 : cf. Didache 3:3, where after a warning against ἐπιθυμία the Christian is counselled to be μηδὲ αἰσχρολόγος μηδὲ ὑψηλόφθαλμος (";one who casts lewd eyes"; : cf. 2 Peter 2:14) ἐκ γὰρ τούτων ἁπάντων μοιχεῖαι γεννῶνται.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
αισχρολογιαν αισχρολογίαν αἰσχρολογίαν aischrologian aischrologían
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