145. aisthétérion
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aisthétérion: organ of perception
Original Word: αἰσθητήριον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: aisthétérion
Phonetic Spelling: (ahee-sthay-tay'-ree-on)
Short Definition: perceptive faculty
Definition: perceptive faculty.

HELPS word-Studies

145 aisthētḗrion (a neuter noun derived from aio, "perceive, discern through the senses") – properly, "the organ of sense" (BAGD), emphasizing the result of sensory experience (sensation) – i.e. moral feeling to know what is right or wrong in God's eyes (used only in Heb 5:14 and in the plural).

"145 (aisthētērion, neuter noun) focuses on the principle of sense and especially its result. 144 /aísthēsis (the feminine cognate) is the brand of sense-discernment which shrewdly sizes things up. 145 (aisthētḗrion) is "the concrete organ of sense, becoming virtually a habitual ability which must be developed and enables believers to distinguish between the spirits. It is a spiritual gift which must be developed in practice" (DNTT, 2, 391).

[Like 144 /aísthēsis, 145 /aisthētḗrion comes from 143 /aisthánomai ("to perceive with the aid of the physical senses").]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from aisthanomai and -térion (suff. denoting place)
organ of perception
NASB Translation
senses (1).

STRONGS NT 145: αἰσθητήριον

αἰσθητήριον, , τό, an organ of perception; external sense, (Hippocrates); Plato, Ax. 366 a.; Aristotle, polit, 4, 3, 9, others; faculty of the mind for perceiving, understanding, judging, Hebrews 5:14 (Jeremiah 4:19 αἰσθητήριον τῆς καρδίας, 4 Macc. 2:22 (common text) τά ἔνδον αἰσθητήρια).

a sense

From a derivative of aisthanomai; properly, an organ of perception, i.e. (figuratively) judgment -- senses.

see GREEK aisthanomai

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