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#453 - ἀνόητος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of (G3539)
Parts of Speech
  1. not understood, unintelligible
  2. not understanding, unwise, foolish
Strong #: 191 ‑ אֱוִיל (ev‑eel');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀνό-ητος, ον,


1. not thought on, unheard of, ἄφραστ' ἠδ' ἀνόητα h.Merc. 80.

2. not within the province of thought, νοήματα ὄντα ἀνόητα εἶναι Pl. Prm. 132c; not the object of thought, unthinkable, Plot. 5.3.6 and 10. Adv. -τως without discursive thought, of vision, βλέψαι ἀ. Id. 6.7.16.

II Act.,

1. not understanding, unintelligent, senseless, silly, Hdt. 1.87, 8.24; ὦ ἀνόητοι oh fools! Ar. Lys. 572; ὦνόητε Id. V. 252; opp. προνοητικός, X. Mem. 1.3.9: Comp. -ότερος Luc. Peregr. 33; τὸ ἀ., opp. τὸ νοῦν ἔχον, Pl. Ti. 30b; τῷ θνητῷ καὶ ἀ. Id. Phd. 80b; τὸ ἀ. [τῆς ψυχῆς] Id. R. 605b, etc.: of animals, τὸ τῶν προβάτων ἦθος εὔηθες καὶ ἀ. Arist. HA 610b23, cf. 622a3. c. gen., not understanding, θεοῦ Max.Tyr. 41.5; τῆς φωνῆς Luc. Asin. 44, cf. Ecphant. ap. Stob. 4.7.64.

2. of acts, thoughts, etc., ἀ. γνῶμαι S. Aj. 162 (lyr.); δόξαι Pl. Phlb. 12d; εὐχειρίη Hp. Art. 35; ἀ. καὶ κενόν Ar. Ra. 530; οἴνου.. καὶ τῶν ἄλλων ἀνοήτων and all other follies, Id. Nu. 417. without mind, ἀνόητα καὶ ἄνευ ζωῆς Plot. 5.5.1.

III Adv. -τως Ar. Lys. 518, Pl. R. 336e, etc.; ἀ. διακεῖσθαι Lys. 10.4: Sup. -ότατα D.C. 44.35: also ἀνο-ητεί, AB 1327, An.Ox. 2.313.

-νόητος , -ον

( - neg., νοητός ; < νοέω ),

[in LXX: Proverbs 17:28 (H191), Sirach 42:8, al.;]

1. not thought on, not understood (Hom., Plat.).

2. not understanding, foolish (Hdt., al., LXX): Luke 24:25, Romans 1:14, Galatians 3:1; Galatians 3:3, 1 Timothy 6:9, Titus 3:3 (Cremer, 438, 790; MM, VGT, s.v.).†

SYN.: ἀσύνετος G801 (v. Tr., Syn., § LXXv).

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The adv. is supplied by the editors in the Hadrian letter, P Fay 19.4 (ii/A.D.), οὔτε ἀνοή ]τως ἀπαλλάσσομαι τοῦ βίο [υ ]. It is current in MGr, meaning ";unreasonable"; (Thumb).


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List of Word Forms
ανοητοι ανόητοι ανόητοί ἀνόητοι ἀνόητοί ανοητοις ανοήτοις ἀνοήτοις ανόητος ανοήτου ανοητους ανοήτους ἀνοήτους ανοήτω anoetoi anoētoi anóetoi anóetoí anóētoi anóētoí anoetois anoētois anoḗtois anoetous anoētous anoḗtous
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