4908. sunetos
Strong's Concordance
sunetos: intelligent
Original Word: συνετός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: sunetos
Phonetic Spelling: (soon-et'-os)
Definition: intelligent
Usage: intelligent, prudent, wise, understanding, discerning.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 4908 synetós (an adjective, derived from 4920 /syníēmi, "to understand by synthesizing") – properly, "personal" understanding that results from correlating facts (concepts), i.e. as understanding works in keeping with one's own perspective.

"Personal comprehension" (4908 /synetós) however is only sound when it follows God's word. 4908 /synetós ("understanding") apart from faith ("God's inbirthed persuasions") simply expresses the limitations (biases) of the thinker – which is the usual (negative) connotation of this term in the NT. See: Mt 11:25; Lk 10:21; 1 Cor 1:19. See 4920 (syníēmi).

[The other occasion of 4908 (synetós) in the NT, Ac 13:7, is more neutral. But even here it doesn't reflect the prudence (intelligence) that comes directly from the Holy Spirit.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from suniémi
NASB Translation
clever (1), intelligence (1), intelligent (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4908: συνετός

συνετός, συνετή, συνετόν (συνίημι), from Pindar down, the Sept. for חָכָם, נָבון, etc., intelligent, having understanding, wise, learned: Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; Acts 13:7; 1 Corinthians 1:19 (from Isaiah 29:14). (Synonym: see σοφός, at the end.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From suniemi; mentally put (or putting) together, i.e. Sagacious -- prudent. Compare phronimos.

see GREEK suniemi

see GREEK phronimos

Forms and Transliterations
συνετά συνετή συνετοί συνετοίς συνετόν συνετός συνετού συνετούς συνετω συνετώ συνετῷ συνετων συνετών συνετῶν συνετώς συνετώτερός suneto sunetō suneton sunetōn syneto synetō synetôi synetō̂i syneton synetôn synetōn synetō̂n
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 11:25 Adj-GMP
GRK: σοφῶν καὶ συνετῶν καὶ ἀπεκάλυψας
NAS: from [the] wise and intelligent and have revealed
KJV: and prudent, and
INT: wise and learned and did reveal

Luke 10:21 Adj-GMP
GRK: σοφῶν καὶ συνετῶν καὶ ἀπεκάλυψας
NAS: from [the] wise and intelligent and have revealed
KJV: and prudent, and
INT: wise and intelligent and did reveal

Acts 13:7 Adj-DMS
GRK: Παύλῳ ἀνδρὶ συνετῷ οὗτος προσκαλεσάμενος
NAS: a man of intelligence. This man
KJV: Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who
INT: Paulus man an intelligent He having called to [him]

1 Corinthians 1:19 Adj-GMP
GRK: σύνεσιν τῶν συνετῶν ἀθετήσω
KJV: the understanding of the prudent.
INT: intelligence of the intelligent ones I will frustrate

Strong's Greek 4908
4 Occurrences

συνετῷ — 1 Occ.
συνετῶν — 3 Occ.

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