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 (lō′gōs′, lŏg′ŏs′)
1. Philosophy
a. In pre-Socratic philosophy, the principle governing the cosmos, the source of this principle, or human reasoning about the cosmos.
b. Among the Sophists, the topics of rational argument or the arguments themselves.
c. In Stoicism, the active, material, rational principle of the cosmos; nous. Identified with God, it is the source of all activity and generation and is the power of reason residing in the human soul.
2. Judaism
a. In biblical Judaism, the word of God, which itself has creative power and is God's medium of communication with the human race.
b. In Hellenistic Judaism, a hypostasis associated with divine wisdom.
3. Christianity In Saint John's Gospel, especially in the prologue (1:1-14), the creative word of God, which is itself God and incarnate in Jesus. Also called Word.

[Greek; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]


(Philosophy) philosophy reason or the rational principle expressed in words and things, argument, or justification; esp personified as the source of order in the universe
[C16: from Greek: word, reason, discourse, from legein to speak]


(Theology) Christian theol the divine Word; the second person of the Trinity incarnate in the person of Jesus


(ˈloʊ gɒs, -goʊs, ˈlɒg ɒs)

1. (in Greek philosophy) the rational principle that governs and develops the universe.
2. (in Christian theology) the divine word or reason incarnate in Jesus Christ. John 1:1–14.
[1580–90; < Greek lógos a word, speech, discourse, proportion, ratio, n. derivative of légein to choose, gather, speak; compare lection]
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Noun1.Logos - the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)
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answered the Prior; ``for what saith holy writ, verbum Dominii projecterunt, et sapientia est nulla in eis they have cast forth the word of the Lord, and there is no wisdom in them; propterea dabo mulieres eorum exteris I will give their women to strangers, that is to the Templar, as in the present matter; et thesauros eorum h
Qui verbum meum audit, et credit ei qui misit me, habet vitam oeternam et in judicium non venit; sed transit a morte im vitam
El segundo de los elementos citados arriba es el marco de la tercera parte del libro, titulada <<La ensenanza de Verbum Domini>>.
Segundo, el verbum concibe una subjetividad que refleja la espontaneidad y creatividad de la palabra divina.
Porque asi comienza la Fe-licidad", lanzo el padre Luis Alfonso Zamorano, de la Familia Misionera Verbum Dei.
Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology.
James McTavish, a Verbum Dei missionary from Scotland, has been working in the Philippines for the past 11 years.
The opening of this text seems to echo the stoic distinction between verbum prophorikos (prolatum) and verbum endiathetos (interior) (Pohlenz vol.
To read scripture according to the mind of the Church, Dei Verbum teaches, is to read each passage of scripture in the context of the whole Bible, in the light of the apostolic traditions of the Church, and in harmony with the teachings of the Church.
Entitled Verbum Domini, it was dedicated to telling the story of the Bible amid a mounting wave of anti-Christian secularization.
9) Verbum applies generally to what we call literature.
Karim Schelkens, continua con la Dei Verbum en un trabajo sobre su recepcion <<entre teologia e historia>>.