The meanings of ‘logos’

By my count, the Liddell and Scott Greek lexicon gives the following 109 meanings of the word logos… Number 55 is the one that normally appears on vocab lists!

(let me know if you think I have missed any out!)

  1. Computation
  2. Reckoning
  3. Account
  4. Measure
  5. Tale
  6. Point
  7. Way
  8. Expenditure
  9. Esteem
  10. Consideration
  11. Value
  12. Repute
  13. Regard
  14. Relation
  15. Correspondence
  16. Proportion
  17. Ratio
  18. Analogy
  19. Rule
  20. Explanation
  21. Plea
  22. Pretext
  23. Ground
  24. Argument
  25. Statement
  26. Theory
  27. Discourse
  28. Proposition
  29. Principle
  30. Law
  31. Conscience
  32. Thesis
  33. Hypothesis
  34. Reason
  35. Formula
  36. Definition
  37. Term
  38. Process
  39. Force
  40. Debate
  41. Thinking
  42. Reasoning
  43. Reflection
  44. Deliberation
  45. Idea
  46. Whim
  47. Thought
  48. Narrative
  49. Fable
  50. Legend
  51. Story
  52. History
  53. Section
  54. Speech
  55. Word
  56. Utterance
  57. Phrase
  58. Talk
  59. Expression
  60. Message
  61. Rigmarole
  62. Pretence
  63. Instance
  64. Supposition
  65. Report
  66. Tradition
  67. Rumour
  68. Tidings
  69. Hearsay
  70. Mention
  71. Notice
  72. Description
  73. Praise
  74. Honour
  75. Fame
  76. Slander
  77. Credit
  78. Discussion
  79. Parley
  80. Dialogue
  81. Division
  82. Treatise
  83. Branch
  84. Department
  85. Literature
  86. Letters
  87. Oracle
  88. Proverb
  89. Maxim
  90. Saying
  91. Assertion
  92. Resolution
  93. Consent
  94. Proposal
  95. Condition
  96. Command
  97. Behest
  98. Subject
  99. Matter
  100. Question
  101. Secret
  102. Case
  103. Plot
  104. Event
  105. Eloquence
  106. Language
  107. Prose
  108. Sentence
  109. Wisdom
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One thought on “The meanings of ‘logos’

  1. I love this because I cringe inside every time someone reads that bible passage at a funeral or some such event with the lazy translation “the word”. I blame some monk who was sleeping through his Greek lessons.

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