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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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