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The Word Origin of "LEGO"

The guy who invented Legos says it was a play on the Danish word for "play good" (leyt godt). I doubt he realized that his Danish "leyt godt" comes from the Greek "LEYGO" -- which is a really common word in the New Testament.

According to Strong's Concordance, "LEYGO" is a Greek word that means to "lay forth, call, say, speak." https://www.blueletterbible.or...ongs=G3004&t=NIV   In various tenses it can also be translated as "fulfill, affirm, exhort, point out." It's a very versatile word.

"Ley" is an ancient Indo-European language root word meaning "putting forth, extending," and it's where we get the word "LEG" from too! ...a leg being something that "extends" or is "put forth." 

The Danish "GODT" in "leyt-godt" which means "well or good" comes from the Proto-Indo-European language word "ghut" --which means "to call or invoke." In Old English, "ghut" and "godt" were transformed into the word: "GOD" and later "good."  So in a very literal way, "God IS Good."

What this means is that LEGO ("LEYT GODT") can also mean "to call or put forth God"


Lego-ing doesn't have to be just a 'scene building" exercise. It could be a memory verse or message sharing activity or game.


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