In Luke 7: 6-7 (ESV), we read about "the word" in the faith of the Centurion story:
"And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed."
The submission of the Centurion , with some changes, is used in the form of a prayer heralding the administration of Holy Communion in the Catholic Church (Latin rite). I am however, curious to know what the Centurion meant by "the word."
Did he mean a single word in Hebrew, Greek , Latin or Aramaic which could be translated as "let him be healed," or did he use the term in a larger connotation?
What is the Catholic Church's perspective on the meaning of "the word?"