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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #144 - αἴσθησις

Word Origin:
from (143)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. perception, not only by the senses but by the intellect
  2. cognition, discernment
    1. of moral discernment in ethical matters
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1116 ‑ בּוּם (baw‑maw');   1847 ‑ דַּעַת (dah'‑ath);   3045 ‑ יָדַע (yaw‑dah');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

αἴσθ-ησις, εως, ἡ,

I sense-perception, sensation, Philol. 13, Archyt. 1, Arist. APo. 99b35; τοῦ σώματος ἡ αἴ. Hp. VM 9; πρὸς αἴσθησιν perceptibly, Ptol. Alm. 1.10, etc.: in pl., the senses, Democr. 9, al.; δι' ἑπτὰ σχημάτων αἱ αἰ. Hp. Vict. 1.23, cf. Pl. Tht. 156b, etc.: in sg. of the several senses, ἡ τοῦ ὁρᾶν αἴ. Id. R. 507e; ἀπ' ὄψεως ἤ τινος ἄλλῃς αἰ. Id. Phlb. 39b; organ or seat of sensation, X. Mem. 1.4.6; πάσα, τὰς αἰ. ἐν τῇ κεφαλῇ εἶναι Arist. Fr. 95, cf. Pr. 958b16; αἴ. πημάτων perception, sense of.., E. El. 290; esp. of pain, Vett. Val. 113.10. al.; also of the mind, perception, knowledge of a thing, ἐν αἰ. γενέσθαι τινός Plu. Lu 11, etc.; αἴ. ἔχειν τινός, = αἰσθάνεσθαί τινος, have a perception of a thing, Pl. Ap. 40c; περὶ ὑμῶν Tht. 192b; πᾶσαν αἴσθησιν αἰσθάνεσθαι Phdr. 240d; λαμβάνειν Isoc. 1.47; ἐν αἰ. εἶναι Plot. 4.7.15: also of things, αἴσθησιν ἔχειν give a perception, i.e. become perceptible, serving as Pass. to αἰσθάνομαι, Th. 2.61; more freq. αἴσθησιν παρέχειν Id. 3.22, X. An. 4.6.13, etc.; αἴ. ποιῆσαί τινι Antipho 5.44, cf. D. 10.7; αἴ. παρέχειν τινός furnish the means of observing, Th. 2.50; αἴ. ἐγένετο περί τινος D. 48.16.

II in object. sense, impressions of sense, Arist. Metaph. 980a22; stage-effects, Po. 1454b16;

1. αἰσθήσεις θεῶν visible appearances of the gods, Pl. Phd. 111b.

2. display of feeling, Arist. Rh. 1386a32 (v.l.).

3. in hunting, scent, X. Cyn. 3.5 (pl.). Confined to Prose in early writers, exc. E. l.c., Antiph. 196.5.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 αἴσθησις, (εως, (αἰσθάνομαι) (from Euripides down), perception, not only by the senses but also by the intellect; cognition, discernment; (in the Sept., Proverbs 1:22; Proverbs 2:10, etc., equivalent to דַּעַת): Philippians 1:9, of moral discernment, the understanding of ethica1matters, as is plain from what is added in Philippians 1:10.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Leid Wxiv. 44 πάσαις ταῖς αἰθήσεσι, Wünsch AF 1.8 ff. (i/ii A.D.) τούτους ἀναθεμα [τί ]ζομεν · σῶμα, πνεῦμα, ψ [υ ]χήν, [δι ]άνοιαν, φρόνησιν, αἴσθησιν, ζοήν, καρδίαν, and ib. 4.55 (iii/A.D.) βασάνισον αὐτῶν τὴν διάνοιαν, τὰς φρένας, τὴν αἴσθησιν. Prof. H. A. A. Kennedy, following Klöpper, quotes a good passage from Hippocrates to illustrate Philippians 1:9 : —de Off. Med. 3 ἃ καὶ τῇ ὄψι καὶ τῇ ἁφῇ καὶ τῇ ἀκοῇ καὶ τῇ ῥινὶ καὶ τῇ γλώσσῃ καὶ τῇ γνώμῃ ἔστιν αἰσθέσθαι.


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αισθησει αισθήσει αἰσθήσει αισθήσεως αίσθησιν αίσθησίν αίσθησις aisthesei aisthēsei aisthḗsei
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