βατταλογέω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps from Aramaic אמר בטלתא, or from Βάττος(Báttos, Battus, stuttering king of Cyrene), or possibly onomatopoeic. Compare Latin butubatta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

βατταλογέω ‎(battalogéō)

  1. I stammer
  2. I speak idly
    • Matthew 6:7
      Προσευχόµενοι δὲ µὴ βατταλογήσητε ὥσπερ οἱ ἐθνικοί, δοκοῦσιν γὰρ ὅτι ἐν τῇ πολυλογίᾳ αὐτῶν εἰσακουσθήσονται.
      And when you pray, do not babble as the Gentiles do, thinking they will be heard in their verbosity.

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