Meaning of Alogi in English:


Pronunciation /əˈləʊdʒʌɪ/


Christian Church
  • With plural agreement. The name given to a Christian group of the 2nd century a.d., regarded as heretical and alleged to have rejected the writings of St John and especially his doctrine of the Logos.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Meredith Hanmer (1543–1604), Church of England and Church of Ireland clergyman and historian. From post-classical Latin Alogi, name of a sect from Byzantine Greek ἀλόγοι, use as noun of masculine plural of ancient Greek ἄλογος unreasoning, irrational, absurd from ἀ- + λογος.