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Strong's #1963 - ἐπίνοια

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  1. thought, purpose
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπίνοια, ἡ,


1. thinking on or of a thing, thought, notion, οὐδ' ἐς ἐπίνοιαν ἰέναι τινός Th. 3.46; ὡς.. Id. 4.92; οὐδ' ἐπίνοιαν ποιήσασθαί τινος Plb. 1.20.12; τὰς ἐ. εἴς τι φέρειν D.H. Pomp. 1; πάσαις ταῖς ἐ. γίγνεσθαι περί τι Plb. 5.110.10; conception, idea, ἐναργὴς τοῦ πράγματος ἐ. Epicur. Fr. 255, cf. Phld. D. 3.8, al.; κατ' ἐπίνοιαν in idea, opp. κατὰ περίπτωσιν (q.v.), Stoic. 2.29; κατ' ἐ. ψιλὴν ὑφεστάναι ib.159; πᾶσαν ἐ. ἀτοπίας ὑπερβάλλειν Plu. 2.1065d.

2.. power of thought, inventiveness, οἶνον σὺ τολμᾶς εἰς ἐ. λοιδορεῖν; Ar. Eq. 90, cf. X. Cyr. 2.3.19; κατὰ τέχνην καὶ ἐ. γίγνεσθαι Thphr. Od. 7.

3.. invention, device, conceit, ἐ. ἀστειοτάται Ar. Eq. 539; ζητεῖν καινὴν ἐ. Id. V. 346; θαυμαστὰς ἐξευρίσκων ἐ. Id. Eq. 1322, etc.; τέχνης ἐπίνοιαι Arist. Mu. 399b17; πενία ἐπινοιῶν διδάσκαλος Secund. Sent. 10.

4.. purpose, design, τίν' ἐ. ἔσχεθες; E. Ph. 408, cf. Med. 760 (lyr.); τίς ἐ.; Ar. Th. 766, cf. Av. 405 (lyr.); ἥτις ἡ 'πίνοια τῆς ἐγκεντρίδος Id. V. 1073, cf. Pl. 45; κατὰ τὴν ἐκφορὰν καὶ τὴν ἐ. Stoic. 2.128; ἡ ἐ. τῆς καρδίας Acts 8:22 : pl., ἐξ οἰκείων ἐ., = sua sponte, OGI 580.7 (Cilicia, iv A.D.).

II. afterthought, second thoughts, ψεύδει γὰρ ἡ 'πίνοια τὴν γνώμην S. Ant. 389.


1. intelligence, κοινὴ ἐ. Plb. 6.5.2, cf. Longin. ap. Eus. PE 15.20.

2.. Psychol., reflection on experience, retrospection, Plot. 2.9.1, 6.8.7.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπίνοια, ἐπινοίας, (ἐπινοέω to think on, devise), thought, purpose: Acts 8:22. (Jeremiah 20:10; Wis. 6:17, etc.; often in Greek writings from Sophocles and Thucydides down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπίνοια , -ας ,

(<ἐπινοέω , to contrive),

[in LXX: Jeremiah 20:10, Wisdom of Solomon 6:16; Wisdom of Solomon 9:14; Wisdom of Solomon 14:12; Wisdom of Solomon 15:4, Sirach 40:2, 2 Maccabees 12:45, 4 Maccabees 17:2 *;]

a thought, design: Acts 8:22.†

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 NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Acts 8:22), cf. P Oxy II. 237 vii. 35 (A.D. 186) μὴ ἠκολουθηκέναι τῇ τοῦ νόμου ἀπανθρωπίᾳ ἀλλὰ τ [ ] ἐπι [νοί ]ᾳ τῆς παιδός, ib. XII. 1468.5 (c. A.D. 258) οὐ δικαίας ἐπινοίας, OGIS 580.7 (A.D. 367–75) ἐξ οἰκ (ε)ίων ἐπινοιῶν. For the corresponding verb, see P Tebt II. 382.38 (B.C. 30—A.D. 1) τἄλλ᾽ ἐπινο ̣[εῖ ]ν ̣ [ὡς καθήκει, ";to manage the other formalities, as is fitting"; (Edd.), and from the inscrr. the important Priene 105.18 (B.C. 9) (= Rouffiac Recherches, p. 71) εἰ μὴ παρ᾽ ἕκ [ασ ]τα [ ]πινοήσαιμεν τρόπον τινὰ τῆς ἀμείψε [ως καινόν. See also P Lond V. 1674.22 (c. A.D. 570) καθ᾽ ἑκάστην (sc. ὥραν) ἐπινοούμενοι, ";being plotted against each hour"; (Ed.).


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
επινοια επίνοια ἐπίνοια επίνοιαν επινυστάξης επιξενωθήσεται epinoia epínoia
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