1271. dianoia
Strong's Concordance
dianoia: the mind, disposition, thought
Original Word: διάνοια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: dianoia
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-an'-oy-ah)
Short Definition: understanding, intellect, mind
Definition: understanding, intellect, mind, insight.
HELPS Word-studies

1271 diánoia (from 1223 /diá, "thoroughly, from side-to-side," which intensifies 3539 /noiéō, "to use the mind," from 3563 /noús, "mind") – properly, movement from one side (of an issue) to the other to reach balanced-conclusions; full-orbed reasoning (= critical thinking), i.e. dialectical thinking that literally reaches "across to the other side" (of a matter).

1271 /diánoia ("critical thinking"), literally "thorough reasoning," incorporates both sides of a matter to reach a meaningful (personal) conclusion. Such "full-breadth reasoning" is essential to loving (25 /agapáō) the Lord and our neighbor (see Mk 12:30). It is also the instrument of self-destruction when exercised without God's light and power (Lk 1:51; Eph 2:3, 4:18; Col 1:21).

[1271 /diánoia (dianoia) is also used of "reasoning and speech between characters in ancient dramas" (LS; cf. Aristotle, Rh 1, 404). But 1271 (diánoia) works to a person's own undoing when it operates apart from the light of God's word (Eph 4:18).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from dia and noeó
Definition
the mind, disposition, thought
NASB Translation
mind (7), minds (2), thoughts (1), understanding (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1271: διάνοια

διάνοια, διανοίας, (διά and νως), the Sept. for לֵב and לֵבָב; very frequent in Greek writings from (Aeschylus) Herodotus down;

1. the mind as the faculty qf understanding, feeling, desiring: Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30 (Tr marginal reading brackets); Luke 10:27; Ephesians 1:18 Rec.; ; Hebrews 8:10; Hebrews 10:16; 1 Peter 1:13.

2. understanding: 1 John 5:20.

3. mind, i. e. spirit (Latinanimus), way of thinking and feeling: Colossians 1:21; Luke 1:51; 2 Peter 3:1.

4. thought; plural contextually in a bad sense, evil thoughts: Ephesians 2:3, as in Numbers 15:39 μνησθήσεσθε πασῶν τῶν ἐντολῶν κυρίου ... καί οὐ διαστραφήσεσθε ὀπίσω τῶν διανοιῶν ὑμῶν.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
imagination, mind, understanding.

From dia and nous; deep thought, properly, the faculty (mind or its disposition), by implication, its exercise -- imagination, mind, understanding.

see GREEK dia

see GREEK nous

Forms and Transliterations
διανοια διανοία διανοίᾳ διάνοια δίανοιαι διανοιαν διάνοιαν διάνοιάν διανοιας διανοίας διανοιων διανοιών διανοιῶν dianoia dianoíāi dianoian diánoian dianoias dianoías dianoion dianoiôn dianoiōn dianoiō̂n
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12 Occurrences


διανοίᾳ — 5 Occ.
διάνοιαν — 4 Occ.
διανοίας — 2 Occ.
διανοιῶν — 1 Occ.

Matthew 22:37 N-DFS
GRK: ὅλῃ τῇ διανοίᾳ σου
NAS: YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.'
KJV: all thy mind.
INT: all the mind of you

Mark 12:30 N-GFS
GRK: ὅλης τῆς διανοίας σου καὶ
NAS: AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL
KJV: all thy mind, and with
INT: all the mind of you and

Luke 1:51 N-DFS
GRK: διεσκόρπισεν ὑπερηφάνους διανοίᾳ καρδίας αὐτῶν
NAS: [those who were] proud in the thoughts of their heart.
KJV: the proud in the imagination of their
INT: he has scattered [the] proud in [the] thought of heart of them

Luke 10:27 N-DFS
GRK: ὅλῃ τῇ διανοίᾳ σου καὶ
NAS: AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR
KJV: all thy mind; and thy
INT: all the mind of you and

Ephesians 2:3 N-GFP
GRK: καὶ τῶν διανοιῶν καὶ ἤμεθα
NAS: of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature
KJV: of the flesh and of the mind; and were
INT: and of the thoughts and were

Ephesians 4:18 N-DFS
GRK: ἐσκοτωμένοι τῇ διανοίᾳ ὄντες ἀπηλλοτριωμένοι
NAS: darkened in their understanding, excluded
KJV: Having the understanding darkened,
INT: being darkened in the understanding being alienated from

Colossians 1:21 N-DFS
GRK: ἐχθροὺς τῇ διανοίᾳ ἐν τοῖς
NAS: and hostile in mind, [engaged] in evil
KJV: and enemies in [your] mind by wicked
INT: enemies in mind by the

Hebrews 8:10 N-AFS
GRK: εἰς τὴν διάνοιαν αὐτῶν καὶ
NAS: MY LAWS INTO THEIR MINDS, AND I WILL WRITE
KJV: into their mind, and write
INT: into the mind of them also

Hebrews 10:16 N-AFS
GRK: ἐπὶ τὴν διάνοιαν αὐτῶν ἐπιγράψω
NAS: UPON THEIR HEART, AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE
KJV: in their minds will I write them;
INT: into the [the] mind of them I will inscribe

1 Peter 1:13 N-GFS
GRK: ὀσφύας τῆς διανοίας ὑμῶν νήφοντες
NAS: prepare your minds for action, keep sober
KJV: of your mind, be sober,
INT: waist of the mind of you being sober

2 Peter 3:1 N-AFS
GRK: τὴν εἰλικρινῆ διάνοιαν
NAS: up your sincere mind by way
KJV: your pure minds by way of remembrance:
INT: pure mind

1 John 5:20 N-AFS
GRK: δέδωκεν ἡμῖν διάνοιαν ἵνα γινώσκωμεν
NAS: and has given us understanding so
KJV: us an understanding, that
INT: has given us an understanding that we might know

12 Occurrences

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