945. battalogeó
Strong's Concordance
battalogeó: to stammer
Original Word: βαττολογέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: battalogeó
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.
HELPS Word-studies

945 battologéō – properly, to blubber nonsensical repetitions; to chatter (be "long-winded"), using empty (vain) words (Souter).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from battos (stammerer) and logos
Definition
to stammer
NASB Translation
use meaningless repetition (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS 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.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
use vain repetitions.

From Battos (a proverbial stammerer) and logos; to stutter, i.e. (by implication) to prate tediously -- use vain repetitions.

see GREEK logos

Forms and Transliterations
βατταλογησητε βατταλογήσητε βαττολογήσητε βδέλλη battalogesete battalogēsēte battalogḗsete battalogḗsēte
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βατταλογήσητε — 1 Occ.

Matthew 6:7 V-ASA-2P
GRK: δὲ μὴ βατταλογήσητε ὥσπερ οἱ
NAS: And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles
KJV: not vain repetitions, as
INT: moreover not do use vain repetitions as the

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