International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBACKBITE
bak'-bit raghal; doloo: To slander the absent, like a dog biting behind the back, where one cannot see; to go about as a talebearer. "He that backbiteth [Revised Version, slandereth] not with his tongue" (Psalm 15:3).
Backbiters bak'-bit-rz (Greek katalaloi: Men who speak against. Vulgate, "detractors" (Romans 1:30)).
Backbiting bak'-bit-ing: cether: Adj. "a backbiting tongue"; literally, "a tongue of secrecy" (Proverbs 25:23). katalalia: substantive "a speaking against" (2 Corinthians 12:20; Wisdom 1:11); "evil speaking" (1 Peter 2:1). glossa trite: "a backbiting tongue" (the King James Version of Ecclesiasticus 28:14, 15); more literally translated in the Revised Version (British and American) "a third person's tongue."
Greek1143. dakno -- to bite ...
to bite. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: dakno Phonetic Spelling: (dak'-no)
Short Definition: I bite, backbite
, harm seriously Definition: I bite; hence ... //strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1143.htm - 6k
2635. katalaleo -- to speak evil of
... hostile, deriding way; to mock (revile), from someone's reputation by "malice of
speech directed against one's neightbor" (, 4,4); to defame, slander (backbite ...
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Strong's Hebrew7270. ragal -- to go about on foot...
spies (11), spy (9), taught to walk (1). backbite
, slander, espy out, teach
to go, view. A primitive root; to walk along; but only ... /hebrew/7270.htm - 6k
Whether it is a Grave Sin for the Listener to Suffer the Backbiter ...
... incited by their own wickedness, in order that our merit may be the greater." Therefore
a man does not sin if he does not withstand those who backbite others. ...
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Why the Perfect Contemplatives Take no Heed to Outward Song, and ...
... Therefore I trow they grumble and backbite because they would that others higher
in devotion come down to them, and conform themselves in all things to their ...
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Letter ii. --To the City of Sebasteia .
... whose heart is as our heart told us of the slanders that were being propagated to
our detriment by those who hate peace, and privily backbite their neighbour ...
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Whether Backbiting is Suitably Defined as the Blackening of ...
... Reply to Objection 3: A man is said to backbite [detrehere] another, not because
he detracts from the truth, but because he lessens his good name. ...
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Whether Backbiting is a Mortal Sin?
... good name. Wherefore, properly speaking, to backbite is to speak ill of
an absent person in order to blacken his good name. Now ...
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The Folly of Slander. Part 1.
... not many having a form of godliness (some of them, demurely, others confidently,
both without any sense of, or remorse for what they do) backbite their brethren ...
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... curse, drink, get angry and cross; to refuse to help a needy neighbor when he can,
to talk foolishly, to tell unseemly tales, to backbite, slander, commit ...
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First Catechetical Lecture of Our Holy Father Cyril,
... Excuse thyself from talking many idle words: neither backbite, nor lend a
willing ear to backbiters; but rather be prompt to prayer. ...
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How and in what Time I came to Solitary Life: and of the Song of ...
... my God, of whom I received ilk good deed that I had; and that ye, thinking that
all things under the sun are vanity, may be stirred to follow, not to backbite. ...
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Christian Morals. Part I.
... Fall not into one name with that unclean spirit, nor act his nature whom thou so
much abhorrest; that is, to accuse, calumniate, backbite, whisper, detract, or ...
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
In Psalm 15:3
, the rendering of a word which means to run about tattling, calumniating; in Proverbs 25:23
, secret talebearing or slandering; in Romans 1:30
and 2 Corinthians 12:20
, evil-speaking, maliciously defaming the absent.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.
) To wound by clandestine detraction; to censure meanly or spitefully (an absent person); to slander or speak evil of (one absent).
2. (v. i.) To censure or revile the absent.
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