dilogos: given to repetition, double-tonguedOriginal Word: δίλογος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (dil'-og-os)
Short Definition: double-tongued, deceitful
Definition: double-tongued, deceitful.
1351 dílogos (an adjective, derived from 1364 /dís, "twice" and 3004 /légō, "to speak to a conclusion") – properly, "double-saying," i.e. deceitful by saying one thing but meaning another – literally, "two-sayings" ("double-tongued," used only in 1 Tim 3:8).
1351 /dílogos ("double-speaking") describes someone leaving a deliberate misimpression – acting like a spiritual "weathervane" by reversing their position (taking different sides of an issue whenever it is convenient or expedient). This person is unstable (vacillating), "speaking out of both sides of their mouth."
[1351 /dílogos ("double-tongued") does "not occur in the LXX or in classical writers. It means saying one thing and meaning another, and making different representations to different people about the same thing" (WS, 1028).]Word Origin
from dis and logos
given to repetition, double-tongued
STRONGS NT 1351: δίλογος
δίλογος, διλογον (δίς and λέγω);
1. saying the same thing twice, repeating: Pollux 2, 118, p. 212, Hemst. edition; whence διλόγειν and διλογία, Xenophon, de re equ. 8, 2.
2. double-tongued, double in speech, saying one thing with one person, another with another (with intent to deceive): 1 Timothy 3:8.<1>
From dis and logos; equivocal, i.e. Telling a different story -- double-tongued.
see GREEK dis
see GREEK logos διλογους διλόγους dilogous dilógous