2551. kakologeó
Strong's Concordance
kakologeó: to speak ill of
Original Word: κακολογέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kakologeó
Phonetic Spelling: (kak-ol-og-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I speak evil of, curse
Definition: I speak evil of, curse, revile, abuse.
HELPS Word-studies

2551 kakologéō (from 2556 /kakós, "a malicious disposition" and 3004 /légō, "speaking to a conclusion") – properly, to speak evil, using malicious, damaging words that are calculated to destroy (misrepresent).

2551 /kakologéō ("calculated evil-speaking") tries to make evil seem good ("positive"), i.e. presenting what is wrong as "right" (or the reverse). 2551 (kakologéō) issues from a twisted disposition (make-up, perspective).

[Note the fundamental meaning of the root (2556 /kakós).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a comp. of kakos and logos
Definition
to speak ill of
NASB Translation
speak evil (1), speaking evil (1), speaks evil (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2551: κακολογέω

κακολογέω, κακολόγω; 1 aorist infinitive κακολογῆσαί; (κακολόγος); equivalent to κακῶς λέγω (which the old grammarians prefer, see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 200);

1. to speak ill of, revile, abuse, one; to calumniate, traduce: τινα, Mark 9:39; τί, Acts 19:9; (2 Macc. 4:1; Lysias, Plutarch, others).

2. Hellenistically, to imprecate evil on, curse: τινα, Matthew 15:4; Mark 7:10 (so for קִלֵּל, Proverbs 20:20; Ezekiel 22:7; Exodus 22:28).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
curse, speak evil of.

From a compound of kakos and logos; to revile -- curse, speak evil of.

see GREEK kakos

see GREEK logos

Forms and Transliterations
εκακολόγουν κακολογησαι κακολογήσαί κακολογῆσαί κακολογήσεις κακολογουντες κακολογούντες κακολογοῦντες κακολογούντος κακολογων κακολογών κακολογῶν kakologesai kakologêsaí kakologēsai kakologē̂saí kakologon kakologôn kakologōn kakologō̂n kakologountes kakologoûntes
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4 Occurrences


κακολογῆσαί — 1 Occ.
κακολογῶν — 2 Occ.
κακολογοῦντες — 1 Occ.

Matthew 15:4 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: καί Ὁ κακολογῶν πατέρα ἢ
NAS: AND MOTHER,' and, 'HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER
KJV: mother: and, He that curseth father or
INT: and He who speaks evil of father or

Mark 7:10 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: καί Ὁ κακολογῶν πατέρα ἢ
NAS: AND YOUR MOTHER; and, 'HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER
KJV: mother; and, Whoso curseth father or
INT: and He who speaks evil of father or

Mark 9:39 V-ANA
GRK: δυνήσεται ταχὺ κακολογῆσαί με
NAS: soon afterward to speak evil of Me.
KJV: can lightly speak evil of me.
INT: be able readily to speak evil of me

Acts 19:9 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: καὶ ἠπείθουν κακολογοῦντες τὴν ὁδὸν
NAS: and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way
KJV: believed not, but spake evil of that way
INT: and disobeyed speaking evil of the way

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