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Headword: Καταλαλῶ
Adler number: kappa,609
Translated headword: I slander
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with a genitive in reference to living things. "You sit and slander your own brother".[1] Also, "they slandered God and said [...]."[2] But in reference to non-living things, [it is used] with an accusative: "do not slander the neighbouring [place?], but rather honor [it]."[3]
Greek Original:
Καταλαλῶ: γενικῇ ἐπὶ ἐμψύχων. καθήμενος κατὰ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου κατελάλεις. καὶ, κατελάλησαν τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ εἶπον. ἐπὶ δὲ ἀψύχων αἰτιατικῇ. μὴ καταλάλει τὸν γειτνιῶντα, ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον τίμα.
See the related noun καταλαλιά at kappa 608.
[1] Psalm 49.20 LXX.
[2] Psalm 77.19 LXX.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable (but for its first part cf. Ephraem the Syrian, Ad imitationem proverbiorum p.209: μὴ καταλάλει τὸν πλησίον ).
Keywords: Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 November 2005@11:38:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes) on 15 November 2005@02:53:00.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 31 May 2011@05:01:21.
David Whitehead on 31 May 2011@05:01:56.
David Whitehead on 31 January 2013@08:21:00.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 13 October 2015@23:44:28.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 April 2016@07:27:53.


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