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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

1: Λόγος (Strong'S #3056 — Noun Masculine — logos — log'-os )

akin to lego (SPEAK, No. 1), most frequently rendered "word" (for an analysis see WORD), signifies "speech," as follows: (a) "discourse," e.g.,  Luke 20:20 , RV, "speech" (AV, "words");  Acts 14:12 (see SPEAKER); 20:7;   1—Corinthians 2:1,4;  4:19 , AV (RV, "word");  2—Corinthians 10:10; (b) "the faculty of speech," e.g.,  2—Corinthians 11:6; (c) "the manner of speech," e.g.,  Matthew 5:37 , RV, "speech" (AV, "communication");  Colossians 4:6; (d) "manner of instruction,"  Titus 2:8;  1—Corinthians 14:9 , RV (AV, "words");  Ephesians 4:29 , RV (AV, "communication"). See Saying.

2: Λαλιά (Strong'S #2981 — Noun Feminine — lalia — lal-ee-ah' )

akin to laleo (SPEAK, No. 2), denotes "talk, speech," (a) of "a dialect,"  Matthew 26:73;  Mark 14:70; (b) "utterances,"  John 4:42 , RV, "speaking" (AV, "saying");  John 8:43 .

3: Εὐλογία (Strong'S #2129 — Noun Feminine — eulogia — yoo-log-ee'-ah )

has the meaning "fair speaking, flattering speech" in  Romans 16:18 , RV, "fair speech" (AV, "fair speeches"). See Blessing , C, No. 1.

4: Χρηστολογία (Strong'S #5542 — Noun Feminine — chrestologia — khrase-tol-og-ee'-ah )

which has a similar meaning to No. 3, occurs with it in  Romans 16:18 [RV, "smooth ... (speech)"]. See Smooth , Note.

 Colossians 2:4Persuasive Acts 14:11

King James Dictionary [2]


1. The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words, as in human beings the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds. Speech was given to man by his Creator for the noblest purposes. 2. Language words as expressing ideas. The acts of God to human ears cannot without process of speech be told. 3. A particular language, as distinct form others.  Psalms 19 . 4. That which is spoken words uttered in connection and expressing thoughts. You smile at my speech. 5. Talk mention common saying. The duke did of me demand, what was the speech among the londoners concerning the French journey. 6. Formal discourse in public oration harangue. The member has made his first speech in the legislature. 7. Any declaration of thoughts. I, with leave of speech implor'd, repli'd.

SPEECH, To make a speech to harangue. Little used.

Webster's Dictionary [3]

(1): ( n.) ny declaration of thoughts.

(2): ( v. i. & t.) To make a speech; to harangue.

(3): ( n.) he act of speaking; that which is spoken; words, as expressing ideas; language; conversation.

(4): ( n.) Talk; mention; common saying.

(5): ( n.) formal discourse in public; oration; harangue.

(6): ( n.) The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds; the power of speaking.

(7): ( n.) A particular language, as distinct from others; a tongue; a dialect.

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary [4]

See Language .

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [5]

spēch ( אמרה , 'imrāh , דּבר , dābhār , etc.; λόγος , lógos ): "Speech," the articulate utterance of thought, is the tranlation of various Hebrew terms which convey this idea of "saying" or "word"; so, in the New Testament, the term generally so rendered is logos , "word." See Logos; Word . Eulogı́a in   Romans 16:18 is "fair speech"; laliá in  Matthew 26:73;  Mark 14:70 the King James Version;   John 8:43 is simply "talk." the Revised Version (British and American) has "speech" for various other words in the King James Version, as "matters" (  1 Samuel 16:18 , margin "bussiness"), "communication" ( Matthew 5:37;  Ephesians 4:29 ), "words" ( Luke 20:20;  1 Corinthians 14:9 ); "persuasiveness of speech" for "enticing words" ( Colossians 2:4 ), etc.