dialegomai: to discuss, to address, to preachOriginal Word: διαλέγομαιPart of Speech:
I converse, address, preach, lectureDefinition:
I converse, address, preach, lecture; I argue, reason.
1256 dialégomai (from 1223 /diá, "through, from one side across to the other," which intensifies 3004 /légō, "speaking to a conclusion") – properly, "getting a conclusion across" by exchanging thoughts (logic) – "mingling thought with thought, to ponder (revolve in the mind)" (J. Thayer).
1256 /dialégomai ("getting a conclusion across") occurs 13 times in the NT, usually of believers exercising "dialectical reasoning." This is the process of giving and receiving information with someone to reach deeper understanding – a "going back-and-forth" of thoughts and ideas so people can better know the Lord (His word, will). Doing this is perhaps the most telling characteristic of the growing Christian!
[1256 (dialégomai) is the root of the English term, "dialogue."]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to discuss, to address, to preachNASB Translation
addressed (1), argued (1), carrying on a discussion (1), discussed (1), discussing (1), reasoned (2), reasoning (4), talking (2).