5429. phronimos
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phronimos: practically wise, sensible
Original Word: φρόνιμος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: phronimos
Phonetic Spelling: (fron'-ee-mos)
Short Definition: intelligent, prudent
Definition: intelligent, prudent, sensible, wise.

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Cognate: 5429 phrónimos (an adjective, derived from 5424 /phrḗn, "personal perspective regulating outward behavior," and the root of the English term "diaphragm" which controls key body functions from the inside out) – properly, "how we size things up," reflecting our personal ("visceral") opinions, i.e. what we consider "savvy" (smart). This always roots to our personal perspective ("inner outlook") which regulates our definition of being "shrewd," i.e. reflects personal mind-set (insight). See 5426 (phroneō).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from phroneó
practically wise, sensible
NASB Translation
more shrewd (1), prudent (5), sensible (2), shrewd (1), wise (4), wise men (1).

STRONGS NT 5429: φρόνιμος

φρόνιμος, φρόνιμον (φρονέω);

a. intelligent, wise (so A. V. uniformly): 1 Corinthians 10:15; opposed to μωρός, 1 Corinthians 4:10; opposed to Ἄφρον, 2 Corinthians 11:19; φρόνιμος παῥ ἑαυτῷ, one who deems himself wise (A. V. wise in one's own conceits), Romans 11:25; Romans 12:16, (Proverbs 3:7).

b. prudent, i. e. mindful of one's interests: Matthew 10:16; Matthew 24:45; Luke 12:42; opposed to μωρός, Matthew 7:24 (cf. ); f comparitive φρονιμώτερος, Luke 16:8. (From Sophocles, Xenophon, Plato down; the Sept. for נָבון, חָכָם, מֵבִין.) (Synonym: see σοφός, at the end.)


From phren; thoughtful, i.e. Sagacious or discreet (implying a cautious character; while sophos denotes practical skill or acumen; and sunetos indicates rather intelligence or mental acquirement); in a bad sense conceited (also in the comparative) -- wise(-r).

see GREEK phren

see GREEK sophos

see GREEK sunetos

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