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" (Psalms 15:3).

Backbiters bak'-bit-~rz (Greek katalaloi:

Men who speak against. Vulgate, "detractors" (Romans 1:30)).

Backbiting bak'-bit-ing:

cether: Adj. "a backbiting tongue"; literally, "a tongue of secrecy" (Proverbs 25:23). katalalia: substantive "a speaking against" (2 Corinthians 12:20; Wisdom 1:11); "evil speaking" (1 Peter 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. "Entry for 'BACKBITE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.