Word Summary
dialegomai: to discuss, to address, to preach
Original Word: διαλέγομαι
Transliteration: dialegomai
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-al-eg'-om-ahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to discuss, to address, to preach
Meaning: to discuss, to address, to preach
Strong's Concordance
dispute, preach unto, reason with.

Middle voice from dia and lego; to say thoroughly, i.e. Discuss (in argument or exhortation) -- dispute, preach (unto), reason (with), speak.

see GREEK dia

see GREEK lego

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1256: διαλέγομαι

διαλέγομαι; imperfect διελεγομην; (1 aorist 3 person singular διελέξατο (L T Tr WH in Acts 17:2; Acts 18:19)); 1 aorist διελεχθην; (middle of διαλέγω, to select, distingish);

1. to think different things with oneself, mingle thought with thought (cf. διαλογίζομαι); to ponder, revolve in mind; so in Homer.

2. as very frequent in Attic, to converse, discourse with one, argue, discuss: absolutely, Acts (); f; (); περί τίνος, Acts 24:25; τίνι, with one, Acts 17:17; Acts 18:19; Acts 20:7; Hebrews 12:5; ἀπό τῶν γραφῶν, drawing arguments from the Scriptures, Acts 17:2; πρός τινα, Acts 17:11; Acts 24:12; with the idea of disputing prominent: πρός ἀλλήλους, followed by the interrogative τίς, Mark 9:34; περί τίνος, Jude 1:9.