ennoia: thinking, thoughtfulness, i.e. moral understandingOriginal Word: ἔννοια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (en'-noy-ah)
Short Definition: thought, intention, purpose
Definition: thinking, consideration; a thought, purpose, design, intention.
1771 énnoia (from 1722 /en, "engaged in," which intensifies 3563 /noús, "mind") – properly, the "engaged mind," i.e. what a person (literally) has "in-mind" (BAGD, "insight"); settled (thought-out) opinions, attitudes.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from en and nous
thinking, thoughtfulness, i.e. moral understanding
intentions (1), purpose (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1771: ἔννοια
ἔννοια, ἐννοίας, ἡ (νοῦς);
1. the act of thinking, consideration, meditation; (Xenophon, Plato, others).
2. a thought, notion, conception; (Plato, Phaedo, p. 73 c., etc.; especially in philosophical writings, as Cicero, Tusc. 1, 24, 57; Acad. 2, 7 and 10; Epictetus diss. 2, 11, 2f, etc.; Plutarch, plac. philos. 4, 11, 1; (Diogenes Laërtius 3, 79).
3. mind, understanding, will; manner of thinking and feeling; German Gesinnung (Euripides, Hel. 1026; Diodorus 2, 30 variant; τοιαύτην ἔννοιαν ἐμποίειν τίνι, Isocrates, p. 112 d.; τήρησον τήν ἐμήν βουλήν καί ἔννοιαν, Proverbs 3:21; φυλάσσειν ἔννοιαν ἀγαθήν, Proverbs 5:2): so 1 Peter 4:1; plural with καρδίας added (as in Proverbs 23:19), Hebrews 4:12 (A. V. intents of the heart), cf. Wis. 2:14. see GREEK en see GREEK nous
see GREEK en
see GREEK nous
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1771
ἔννοιαν — 1 Occ.
ἐννοιῶν — 1 Occ.
Hebrews 4:12 N-GFP
GRK: ἐνθυμήσεων καὶ ἐννοιῶν καρδίας
NAS: the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
KJV: and intents of the heart.
INT: of [the] thoughts and intentions of [the] heart