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

1580–90; < Greek lógion saying, oracle, noun use of neuter of lógios skilled in words, eloquent. See log-, -ious
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Examples from the Web for logia

Historical Examples

  • His logia are simple and few, for he cares more for what is done than for what is said.

    Theodor Leschetizky

    Annette Hullah

  • We see how they made use of Mark, the Logia, and other documents.

  • This branch was christened the "Logia de Lautaro," and exercised much influence on the affairs of the revolution.

    South America

    W. H. Koebel

  • It is only on this assumption that the use of the term Logia in the sense described above can be justified.

  • This second common source for Matthew and Luke has been called Logia because it is chiefly discourses.

British Dictionary definitions for logia


  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
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noun plural logia (ˈlɒɡɪə)
  1. a saying of Christ regarded as authenticSee also logia
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Word Origin

C16: from Greek: a saying, oracle, from logos word
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