Lo·​gos ˈlō-ˌgäs How to pronounce Logos (audio)
plural Logoi ˈlō-ˌgȯi How to pronounce Logos (audio)
: the divine wisdom manifest in the creation, government, and redemption of the world and often identified with the second person of the Trinity
: reason that in ancient Greek philosophy is the controlling principle in the universe

Word History


Greek, speech, word, reason — more at legend

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Logos was in 1587

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“Logos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Logos. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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