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logia

[loh-gee-uh, -jee-uh, log-ee-uh] /ˈloʊ gi ə, -dʒi ə, ˈlɒg i ə/
noun
1.
a plural of logion.

logion

[loh-gee-on, -jee-, log-ee-] /ˈloʊ giˌɒn, -dʒi-, ˈlɒg i-/
noun, plural logia
[loh-gee-uh, -jee-uh, log-ee-uh] /ˈloʊ gi ə, -dʒi ə, ˈlɒg i ə/ (Show IPA),
logions.
1.
a traditional saying or maxim, as of a religious teacher.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) Biblical Criticism.
  1. a saying of Jesus, especially one contained in collections supposed to have been among the sources of the present Gospels.
  2. a saying included in the agrapha.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Greek lógion saying, oracle, noun use of neuter of lógios skilled in words, eloquent. See log-, -ious
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  • The terrace, which is off the living room, is more of a logia style out door space that conceals one's privacy.
British Dictionary definitions for logia

logia

/ˈlɒɡɪə/
noun
1.
a supposed collection of the sayings of Christ held to have been drawn upon by the writers of the gospels
2.
the plural of logion

logion

/ˈlɒɡɪˌɒn/
noun (pl) logia (ˈlɒɡɪə)
1.
a saying of Christ regarded as authentic See also logia
Word Origin
C16: from Greek: a saying, oracle, from logos word
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Encyclopedia Article for logia

(Greek: "sayings," "words," or "discourses"), hypothetical collection, either written or oral, of the sayings of Jesus, which might have been in circulation around the time of the composition of the Synoptic Gospels (i.e., those of Matthew, Mark, and Luke). Most biblical scholars agree that Matthew and Luke based their written accounts largely on The Gospel According to Mark. The versions of Matthew and Luke, however, both share a good deal of material that is absent from Mark. This shared material is largely made up of sayings attributed to Jesus, an ostensible coincidence that has led biblical scholars to hypothesize the existence of an undetermined source, perhaps the logia, from which the shared material is drawn

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