Definitions for nousnus, naʊs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(in Greek philosophy) mind; intellect.
Origin of nous:
1670–80; < Gk noûs, contracted var. of nóos mind
"she has great social nous"
mind, head, brain, psyche, nous(noun)
that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
"his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
The mind or intellect, reason, both rational and emotional
In neoplatonism, the divine reason, regarded as first divine emanation.
Common sense; practical intelligence.
Origin: From νοῦς or νόος.
intellect; understanding; talent; -- used humorously
Nous, sometimes equated to intellect or intelligence, is a philosophical term for the faculty of the human mind which is described in classical philosophy as necessary for understanding what is true or real, similar in meaning to intuition. It is also often described as a form of perception which works within the mind, rather than only through the physical senses. The three commonly used philosophical terms are from Greek, νοῦς or νόος, and Latin intellectus and intelligentia respectively. In philosophy, common English translations include "understanding" and "mind"; or sometimes "reason" and "thought". To describe the activity of this faculty, apart from verbs based on "understanding", the verb "intellection" is sometimes used in philosophical contexts, and the Greek words noēsis and noein are sometimes also used. In colloquial British English, nous also denotes "common sense", which is close to the original everyday meaning it had in Ancient Greece. Apart from referring to a faculty of the human mind, this philosophical concept has often been extended to describe the source of order in nature itself.
Translations for nous
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
used as the object of a verb when the person speaking and other people are the object of an action etc they perform
We saw ourselves in the mirror.
- себе сиBulgarian
- (verbo-)nosPortuguese (BR)
- se, sebeCzech
- uns selbstGerman
- os selvDanish
- τους εαυτούς μαςGreek
- (meid) endidEstonian
- خودمان راFarsi
- diri kamiIndonesian
- (재귀 용법) 우리 자신을Korean
- save, sauLithuanian
-  sevi, sevLatvian
- diri kamiMalay
- oss (selv)Norwegian
- خودمان راPersian
- مونږ خپلPashto
- (pe noi)înşineRomanian
- sa, sebaSlovak
- oss [själva]Swedish
- kendimiz, kendimizeTurkish
- 我們自己Chinese (Trad.)
- خود کوUrdu
- chính bản thân mìnhVietnamese
- 我们自己Chinese (Simp.)
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