alogos: without reasonOriginal Word: ἄλογος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (al'-og-os)
Short Definition: unreasonable, senseless
Definition: without reason, irrational; contrary to reason, absurd.
249 /álogos ("unreasonable") refers to irrational behavior (thinking) from God's point of view, i.e. what is completely against divine reason. 249 (álogos) means "acting like a brute beast" (see Jude 10), i.e. utterly unreasonable (absurd).
[249 (álogos) describes behavior that lacks sound moral (spiritual) reasoning.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and logos
absurd (1), unreasoning (2).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 249: ἄλογος
ἄλογος, (λόγος, reason);
2. contrary to reason, absurd: Acts 25:27 (Xenophon, Ages. 11, 1; Thucydides 6, 85; often in Plato, Isocrates, others). see GREEK a see GREEK logos
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 249
ἄλογα — 2 Occ.
ἄλογον — 1 Occ.
Acts 25:27 Adj-NNS
GRK: ἄλογον γάρ μοι
NAS: For it seems absurd to me in sending
KJV: to me unreasonable to send
INT: absurd indeed to me