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BACKBITE

bak'-bit raghal; doloo: To slander the absent, like a dog biting behind the back, where one cannot see; to go about as a talebearer. "He that backbiteth [Revised Version, slandereth] not with his tongue" (Ps 15:3).
Backbiters bak'-bit-~rz (Greek katalaloi: Men who speak against. Vulgate, "detractors" (Rom 1:30).
Backbiting bak'-bit-ing: cether: Adj. "a backbiting tongue"; literally, "a tongue of secrecy" (Prov 25:23). katalalia: substantive "a speaking against" (2 Cor 12:20; Wisdom 1:11); "evil speaking" (1 Pet 2:1). glossa trite: "a backbiting tongue" (the King James Version of Ecclesiasticus 28:14,15); more literally translated in the Revised Version (British and American) "a third person's tongue."
T. Rees
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'BACKBITE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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