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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4691 - σπερμολόγος
- picking up seed
- of birds, esp. of the crow or daw that picks up grain in fields
- lounging about the market place and picking up a substance by whatever may chance to fall from the loads of merchandise
- hence, beggarly, abject, vile, (a parasite)
- getting a living by flattery and bufferoonery
- an empty talker, babbler
σπερμο-λόγος, ον, ( λέγω )
picking up seeds, of birds, Id. Demetr. 28, Alex.Mynd. ap. Ath. 9.388a: as Subst., rook, Arist. HA 592b28; glossed κολοιῶδες ζῷον, Hsch.; σπερμολόγων τε γένη Ar. Av. 232 (lyr.), cf. 579 .
2. τὰ σπερμολόγα τῶν παιδαρίων guttersnipes, Ath. 3.85f .
II picking up scraps, gossiping, ἄνθρωπος D.H. 19.5 ( Sup., ib. 4 ); also πικρὰ καὶ ς. ῥήματα Plu. 2.456c .
III as Subst., one who picks up and retails scraps of knowledge, an idle babbler, gossip, D. 18.127, Acts 17:18, Ath. 8.344c .
*σπερμολόγος , -ον
(<σπέρμα , λέγω ),
a seed picker;
(a) prop., of birds (Arist., Aristoph, al.);
(b) in Attic slang, of an idler who lives on scraps picked up in the agora; hence, as subst., ὁ σ ., an idle babbler: Acts 17:18.†
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