dianoia: the mind, disposition, thoughtOriginal Word: διάνοια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-an'-oy-ah)
Short Definition: understanding, intellect, mind
Definition: understanding, intellect, mind, insight.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
from dia and noeó
the mind, disposition, thought
mind (7), minds (2), thoughts (1), understanding (2).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1271: διάνοια
διάνοια, διανοίας, ἡ (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.; 2. understanding: 1 John 5:20. 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. see GREEK dia see GREEK nous
2. understanding: 1 John 5:20.
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. see GREEK dia see GREEK nous
see GREEK dia
see GREEK nous
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1271
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
Luke 1:51 N-DFS
Ephesians 4:18 N-DFS