[French, from Old French, from Late Latin comstibilis, from Latin comstus, alteration (influenced by ptus, drunk), of comsus, past participle of comedere, to eat up com-, intensive pref.; see com- + edere, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European Roots.]
ech·o ( P ) Pronunciation Key (k)
n. pl. ech·oes
Repetition of a sound by reflection of sound waves from a surface.
The sound produced in this manner.
A repetition or an imitation: a fashion that is an echo of an earlier style.
A remnant or vestige: found echoes of past civilizations while examining artifacts in the Middle East.
One who imitates another, as in opinions, speech, or dress.
[Latin criticus, from Greek kritikos, able to discern, from krits, judge, from krnein, to separate, judge. See krei- in Indo-European Roots.]
: in, (Note hen = one)
arche: beginning: No article! Arche à
head / rule/ monarch, monarchy
, (en): Was, verb to be in imperfect tense (Past / continuous sense.)
(kai): and, this is general used in John.
ho logos: The Word (The root meaning from lego, “say”; eulogew à
with the acc. usually means 'in the presence of’, with.
ton theon: object form of God (theos). With article: means “the God”.
qeo" hjn oJ logo"
Theos: Subject form of God. (Here is without article!) Special usage: without article can imply attributes or characteristics. Here it can mean “divinity.” There is a heresy using this as a support. Christ only has divinity, but not the ONLY God Himself. Barrett has said, "qeo" being without the article is predicative and describes the nature of the Word. The absence of the article indicates that the Word is God but is not the only being of whom this is true... John intends that the whole of his gospel shall be read in the light of this verse. The deeds and words of Jesus are the deeds and words of God."