noéma: thought, purposeOriginal Word: νόημα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (no'-ay-mah)
Short Definition: a thought, design, the mind
Definition: a thought, purpose, design; the mind; the heart, soul, feelings.
3540 nóēma (a neuter noun, derived from 3539 /noiéō, "to exert mental effort") – properly, the mind, especially its final output (systematic understanding, TDNT). Note the -ma suffix which underlines the result of the thinking, i.e. the personal verdict that comes out of using the mind.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
minds (4), schemes (1), thought (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3540: νόημα
νόημα, νοηματος, τό, from Homer down;
1. a mental perception, thought.
2. specifically, (an evil) purpose: αἰχμαλωτίζειν πᾶν νόημα εἰς τήν ὑπακοήν τοῦ Χριστοῦ, to cause whoever is devising evil against Christ to desist from his purpose and submit himself to Christ (as Paul sets him forth), 2 Corinthians 10:5; plural: 2 Corinthians 2:11 (τοῦ διαβόλου, Ignatius ad Eph. (interpolated) 14 [ET]; τῆς καρδίας αὐτῶν πονηρᾶς, Baruch 2:8).
3. that which thinks, the mind: plural (where the minds of many are referred to), 2 Corinthians 3:14; 2 Corinthians 4:4, and perhaps (2 Corinthians 11:3); Philippians 4:7, for here the word may mean thoughts and purposes; (others would so take it also in all the examples cited under this head (cf. καύχημα, 2)). From noieo; a perception, i.e. Purpose, or (by implication) the intellect, disposition, itself -- device, mind, thought. see GREEK noieo
From noieo; a perception, i.e. Purpose, or (by implication) the intellect, disposition, itself -- device, mind, thought.
see GREEK noieo
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3540
νόημα — 1 Occ.
νοήματα — 5 Occ.
2 Corinthians 2:11 N-ANP
GRK: αὐτοῦ τὰ νοήματα ἀγνοοῦμεν
NAS: for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
KJV: ignorant of his devices.
INT: of his thoughts are we ignorant
2 Corinthians 4:4 N-ANP