battalogeó: to stammerOriginal Word: βαττολογέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (bat-tol-og-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I chatter, utter empty words
Definition: I chatter, am long-winded, utter empty words, stammer, repeat.
945 battologéō – properly, to blubber nonsensical repetitions; to chatter (be "long-winded"), using empty (vain) words (Souter).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from battos (stammerer) and logos
use meaningless repetition (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 945: βαττολογέω
βαττολογέω (T WH βατταλογέω (with א B, see WH's Appendix, p. 152)), βαττολόγω: 1 aorist subjunctive βαττολογήσω;
a. to stammer, and, since stammerers are accustomed to repeat the same sounds,
b. to repeat the same things over and over, to use many and idle words, to babble, prate; so Matthew 6:7, where it is explained by ἐν τῇ πολυλογία, (Vulg.multumloqui; (A. V. to use vain repetitions)); cf. Tholuck at the passage Some suppose the word to be derived from Battus, a king of Cyrene, who is said to have stuttered (Herodotus 4, 155); others from Battus, an author of tedious and wordy poems; but comparing βατταρίζειν, which has the same meaning, and βάρβαρος (which see), it seems fax more probable that the word is onomatopoetic. (Simplicius, in Epictetus (ench. 30 at the end), p. 340, Schweigh edition.) From Battos (a proverbial stammerer) and logos; to stutter, i.e. (by implication) to prate tediously -- use vain repetitions. see GREEK logos
From Battos (a proverbial stammerer) and logos; to stutter, i.e. (by implication) to prate tediously -- use vain repetitions.
see GREEK logos