454. anoia
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anoia: folly, foolishness
Original Word: ἄνοια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: anoia
Phonetic Spelling: (an'-oy-ah)
Short Definition: folly, madness
Definition: folly, madness, foolishness.

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Cognate: 454 ánoia (from 1 /A privative meaning "no" and 3563 /noús,"mind") – properly, "no-mind" referring to irrational behavior (mindless actions); "lack of sense" (WP, 2, 83) which easily degenerates into "a state of extreme anger that suggests an "incapacity to use one's mind – extreme fury, great rage" (L & N, 1, 88.183).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and nous
folly, foolishness
NASB Translation
folly (2), rage (1).

STRONGS NT 454: ἄνοια

ἄνοια, ἀνοίας, (ἄνους (i. e. Ανως without understanding)), want of understanding, folly: 2 Timothy 3:9. madness expressing itself in rage, Luke 6:11 (δύο δ' ἀνοίας γένη, τό μέν μανίαν, τό δέ ἀμαθιαν, Plato, Tim., p. 86 b.). ((Theognis, 453); Herodotus 6, 69; Attic writings from Thucydides down.)

folly, madness.

From a compound of a (as a negative particle) and nous; stupidity; by implication, rage -- folly, madness.

see GREEK a

see GREEK nous

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