[b-greek] Origins of LEGW

From: Aaron Graddy (graddium@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Feb 17 2002 - 16:59:50 EST

A guest speaker came to our church today and one of the verses he spoke on
was Mark 11:23. He was speaking on the power of the tongue. It really
seemed to me that he didn't know what he was talking about in Greek (not
that I do, I have been study Greek for a couple months now). He said that
this verse uses three different words for "say", LEGW, LALEW, and EPW.
Isn't EIPH the 3rd p. sing. 2nd aorist active subj. of LEGW? He said
something to the effect of LEGW (he must be refering to EIPH, I don't see
how he could be refering AMHN LEGW and have the following make any sense)
here can be translated "build with your tongue, or what you say." He
mentioned something about how the Lego company got it's name from this. I
thought Lego got its name from "Leg Godt" in Dutch meaning "play well",
and it was coincidental that the latin word lego means "I put together."
Was LEGW derived from latin? Does this preacher seem to be making a
legitimate claim, or is he stretching the Greek?

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