Commune - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1255, dialaleo ]
signifies to speak with anyone" (dia, "by turns," laleo, "to speak"), Luke 6:11; in Luke 1:65, "to talk over, to noise abroad." The idea that laleo and its compounds bear no reference to the word spoken or the sentiment, is unfounded. See NOISE.

[ 2,,G3656, homileo ]
from homos, "together," signifies "to be in company, to associate with any one;" hence, "to have intercourse with," Luke 24:14 (RV, "communed;" AV, "talked"), 15; Acts 24:26; in Acts 20:11, "talked with." See TALK.

[ 3,,G4814, sullaleo ]
"to talk together," is translated "communed" in Luke 22:4, of the conspiracy of Judas with the chief priests. See CONFER, SPEAK, TALK.

Note: Laleo and its compounds, and the noun lalia, "speech," have a more dignified meaning in the Hellenistic Greek than "to chatter," its frequent meaning in earlier times.

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