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Matthew 6:7




Strongs G#945 βαττολογέω. to stammer-speak or stutter-speak. This is a hapax legomenon, meaning it was constructed by NT authors. "βαττολογέω" (battologeō) is a compound word formed by combining "βαττο-" from "Βάττος" (Battos), which is associated with stuttering or stammering, and "-λογέω" (-logeo), which means "to speak." Therefore, "βαττολογέω" literally means "to speak like Battos" or "to speak in a stuttering or stammering manner." This term was likely coined to convey the idea of speaking in a repetitive, meaningless, or disorderly fashion.