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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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British Dictionary definitions for 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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