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Strong's #145 - αἰσθητήριον

from a derivative of (G143)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. faculty of the mind for perceiving, understanding, judging
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7023 ‑ קִירָה (keer, keer, kee‑raw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

αἰσθ-ητήριον, τό,

organ of sense, Hp. Vict. 4.86, Arist. de An. 421b32, etc.; τὰ αἰ., opp. ἡ διάνοια, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.12U.; ἐπὰν ᾖ καθαρὰ τᾀσθητήρια Macho 2; τὰ αἰ. the faculties, LXX 4 Maccabees 2:22, cf. Hebrews 5:14.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

αἰσθητήριον, , τό, an organ of perception; external sense, (Hippocrates); Plato, Ax. 366 a.; Aristotle, polit, 4, 3, 9, others; faculty of the mind for perceiving, understanding, judging, Hebrews 5:14 (Jeremiah 4:19 αἰσθητήριον τῆς καρδίας, 4 Macc. 2:22 (common text) τά ἔνδον αἰσθητήρια).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

αἰσθητήριον , -ου , τό

(<αἰσθάνομαι ),

[in LXX: Jeremiah 4:19 (H7023), 4 Maccabees 2:22*;]

sense, organ of perception: Hebrews 5:14 (MM, VGT, s.v.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For this word (Hebrews 5:14) see Linde, Epic. p. 32, who cited Epicurus, Aristotle, etc., but shows that it came into the vernacular.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
αισθητηρια αισθητήρια αἰσθητήρια αισθητική aistheteria aisthetḗria aisthētēria aisthētḗria
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