1271. dianoia
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dianoia: the mind, disposition, thought
Original Word: διάνοια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: dianoia
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-an'-oy-ah)
Short Definition: understanding, intellect, mind
Definition: understanding, intellect, mind, insight.

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1271 diánoia (from 1223 /diá, "thoroughly, from side-to-side," which intensifies 3539 /noiéō, "to use the mind," from 3563 /noús, "mind") – properly, movement from one side (of an issue) to the other to reach balanced-conclusions; full-orbed reasoning (= critical thinking), i.e. dialectical thinking that literally reaches "across to the other side" (of a matter).

1271 /diánoia ("critical thinking"), literally "thorough reasoning," incorporates both sides of a matter to reach a meaningful (personal) conclusion. Such "full-breadth reasoning" is essential to loving (25 /agapáō) the Lord and our neighbor (see Mk 12:30). It is also the instrument of self-destruction when exercised without God's light and power (Lk 1:51; Eph 2:3, 4:18; Col 1:21).

[1271 /diánoia (dianoia) is also used of "reasoning and speech between characters in ancient dramas" (LS; cf. Aristotle, Rh 1, 404). But 1271 (diánoia) works to a person's own undoing when it operates apart from the light of God's word (Eph 4:18).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from dia and noeó
the mind, disposition, thought
NASB Translation
mind (7), minds (2), thoughts (1), understanding (2).

STRONGS NT 1271: διάνοια

διάνοια, διανοίας, (διά and νως), the Sept. for לֵב and לֵבָב; very frequent in Greek writings from (Aeschylus) Herodotus down;

1. the mind as the faculty qf understanding, feeling, desiring: Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30 (Tr marginal reading brackets); Luke 10:27; Ephesians 1:18 Rec.; ; Hebrews 8:10; Hebrews 10:16; 1 Peter 1:13.

2. understanding: 1 John 5:20.

3. mind, i. e. spirit (Latinanimus), way of thinking and feeling: Colossians 1:21; Luke 1:51; 2 Peter 3:1.

4. thought; plural contextually in a bad sense, evil thoughts: Ephesians 2:3, as in Numbers 15:39 μνησθήσεσθε πασῶν τῶν ἐντολῶν κυρίου ... καί οὐ διαστραφήσεσθε ὀπίσω τῶν διανοιῶν ὑμῶν.

imagination, mind, understanding.

From dia and nous; deep thought, properly, the faculty (mind or its disposition), by implication, its exercise -- imagination, mind, understanding.

see GREEK dia

see GREEK nous

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