logion

logion

[loh-gee-on, -jee-, log-ee-]
noun, plural logia [loh-gee-uh, -jee-uh, log-ee-uh] , logions.
1.
a traditional saying or maxim, as of a religious teacher.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) Biblical Criticism.
a.
a saying of Jesus, especially one contained in collections supposed to have been among the sources of the present Gospels.
b.
a saying included in the agrapha.

Origin:
1580–90; < Greek lógion saying, oracle, noun use of neuter of lógios skilled in words, eloquent. See log-, -ious

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logion (ˈlɒɡɪˌɒn)
 
n , pl logia
See also logia a saying of Christ regarded as authentic
 
[C16: from Greek: a saying, oracle, from logos word]

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