Definition of logion in English:


Syllabification: lo·gi·on
Pronunciation: /ˈlōgēˌän, -jē-

noun (plural logia /-gēə, -jēə/)

  • A saying attributed to Jesus Christ, especially one not recorded in the canonical Gospels.
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    • Resolving the issue of whether or not the statement in v 12 was once an autonomous logion - as some authors argued - is not a determining factor for determining the meaning of the passage.
    • I want to study the possibilities of finding more fragments of the Aramaic logia or the Q source, in other words, the sayings of Jesus.
    • In Martin Hengel's judgment ‘there is hardly one logion of Jesus which more sharply runs counter to law, piety, and custom’.


late 19th century: from Greek, 'oracle', from logos 'word'.

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