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Strong's #1771 - ἔννοια

from a compound of (G1722) and (G3563)
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Noun Feminine
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  1. the act of thinking, consideration, meditation
  2. a thought, notion, conception
  3. mind, understanding, will, manner of feeling, and thinking
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 999 ‑ בִּינָה (bee‑naw');  1847 ‑ דַּעַת (dah'‑ath);  1870 ‑ דֶּרֶךְ (deh'‑rek);  4209 ‑ מְזִמָּה (mez‑im‑maw');  7922 ‑ שֵׂכֶל (seh'‑kel, say'‑kel);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἔννοια, ἡ, (νοῦς)


1. act of thinking, reflection, cogitation (συντονία διανοίας Pl. Def. 414a); ἄξιον ἐννοίας Id. Lg. 657a,al.

2. notion, conception, χρόνου ἔννοια Id. Ti. 47a; ἐν ταῖς περὶ τὸ ὂν.. ἐννοίαις Id. Phlb. 59d; ἔ. λαβεῖν to form an idea, opp. αἴσθησιν λαβεῖν, Id. Phd. 73c; τοῦ καλοῦ ἔ. ἔχειν Arist. EN 1179b15; ἐννοίας χάριν λέγειν Id. Metaph. 1073b12; ἔννοιαι, opp. φαντασίαι, αἰσθήσεις, Id. MA 701b17; κατὰ ἀθρόαν ἔ. Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.23U. (but κατὰ πᾶσαν ἔ. θυμοῦ every kind, variety of anger, Phld. Ir. p.90 W.); δοξαστικαὶ ἔ. Epicur. Sent. 24; εἰς ἔ. ἔρχεσθαί τινος Plb. 1.57.4; εἰς ἔ. τινὸς ἄγειν τινά ib. 49.10; ἡ κοινὴ ἔ. the common notion, Id. 10.27.8; κοιναὶ ἔ. axioms, heading in Euc.; general ideas, Chrysipp.Stoic. 2.154, etc.; ψιλὴ ἔ. mere, i.e. vague, notion, Simp. in Ph. 18.1.

3. intent, E. Hel. 1026; ἔννοιαν λαβεῖν form a design, Id. Hipp. 1027; intention of a testator, Isaiah 1:13; ἔ. ἔχειν περί τι Pl. Lg. 769e; ἔ. ἐμποιεῖν put an idea into one's head, Isoc. 5.150; ἔ. ἐμπίπτει τινί X. An. 3.1.13.

4. good sense, better judgement, παρὰ τὴν ἔννοιαν Plu. 2.1077d.

II sense of a word, D.C. 69.21.

III Rhet., thought, opp. diction (λέξις), Hermog. Id. 2.4, cf. Prog. 6.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἔννοια, ἐννοίας, (νοῦς);

1. the act of thinking, consideration, meditation; (Xenophon, Plato, others).

2. a thought, notion, conception; (Plato, Phaedo, p. 73 c., etc.; especially in philosophical writings, as Cicero, Tusc. 1, 24, 57; Acad. 2, 7 and 10; Epictetus diss. 2, 11, 2f, etc.; Plutarch, plac. philos. 4, 11, 1; (Diogenes Laërtius 3, 79).

3. mind, understanding, will; manner of thinking and feeling; German Gesinnung (Euripides, Hel. 1026; Diodorus 2, 30 variant; τοιαύτην ἔννοιαν ἐμποίειν τίνι, Isocrates, p. 112 d.; τήρησον τήν ἐμήν βουλήν καί ἔννοιαν, Proverbs 3:21; φυλάσσειν ἔννοιαν ἀγαθήν, Proverbs 5:2): so 1 Peter 4:1; plural with καρδίας added (as in Proverbs 23:19), Hebrews 4:12 (A. V. intents of the heart), cf. Wis. 2:14.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἔννοια , -ας ,

(<νοῦς ),

[in LXX: Proverbs 1:4; Proverbs 2:11; Proverbs 3:21; Proverbs 4:1; Proverbs 5:2; Proverbs 8:12; Proverbs 16:22; Proverbs 18:15; Proverbs 19:7; Proverbs 23:4; Proverbs 23:19; Proverbs 24:7 (H4209, etc.), Wisdom of Solomon 2:14, Da TH Sus 1:28*;]

1. thinking, consideration.

2. a thought, purpose, design: Hebrews 4:12, 1 Peter 4:1.†

SYN.: ἐνθῦμησις G1761, q.v. (Cremer, 439).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Par 63.32 (B.C. 165) (= P Petr III. p. 20) ἐπί τῆς αὐτῆς ἐννοίας [γενομέν ]ους, ";having come to the same conclusion"; (Mahaffy), P Rein 7.15 (B.C. 141?) ὑποσχόμενός τε [ἀποδοῦναι ? διὰ πάση ]ς ̣ ἡσυχίας εἶχον τῶι μηδεμίαν ἔννοιαν [κ ]ακίας ἔχειν, ";comme il promit de me le rendre, je restai complètement tranquille, n’ayant aucun soupçon qu’il me cherchât malice"; (Ed.). For the verb, as in Judith 9:5, cf. Aristeas 133 κἂν ἐννοηθῇ τις κακίαν ἐπιτελεῖν. MGr ἔννοια (ἔγνοια), ";care,"; ";worry.";


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
έννοια εννοιαν έννοιαν ἔννοιαν εννοίας εννοιων εννοιών ἐννοιῶν ennoian énnoian ennoion ennoiôn ennoiōn ennoiō̂n
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