Logos

noun
Lo·​gos | \ ˈlō-ˌgäs How to pronounce Logos (audio) , -ˌgōs \
plural Logoi\ ˈlō-​ˌgȯi How to pronounce Logos (audio) \

Definition of Logos

1 : the divine wisdom manifest in the creation, government, and redemption of the world and often identified with the second person of the Trinity
2 : reason that in ancient Greek philosophy is the controlling principle in the universe

First Known Use of Logos

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Logos

Greek, speech, word, reason — more at legend

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“Logos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Logos. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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