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lo·gi·on

 (lō′gē-ŏn′)
n. pl. lo·gi·a (-gē-ə)
1. A saying attributed to Jesus in the Gospels or in other ancient sources.
2. One of a collection of sayings of Jesus reputedly in circulation in the early Church, most of which are not recorded in the Gospels but may have belonged to the source material from which the Gospels were compiled.

[Greek, oracle, from legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

logion

(ˈlɒɡɪˌɒn)
n, pl logia (ˈlɒɡɪə)
(Theology) a saying of Christ regarded as authentic. See also logia
[C16: from Greek: a saying, oracle, from logos word]

lo•gi•on

(ˈloʊ giˌɒn, -dʒi-, ˈlɒg i-)

n., pl. lo•gi•a (ˈloʊ gi ə, -dʒi ə, ˈlɒg i ə) lo•gi•ons.
a traditional saying or maxim, as of a religious teacher.
[1580–90; < Greek lógion, n. use of neuter of lógios skilled in words, eloquent, derivative of lógos; see logos]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.logion - a saying of Jesus that is regarded as authentic although it is not recorded in the Gospels
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
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Menzies, Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective (Springfield, MO: Logion Press, 1993, 2012).
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