Nous Definition

no͝os, nous
Reason and knowledge as opposed to sense perception.
American Heritage
The rational part of the individual human soul.
American Heritage
Mind, reason, or intellect, specif. as a metaphysical principle.
Webster's New World
In Stoicism, the equivalent of Logos.
American Heritage
Shrewdness or understanding; savvy.
Webster's New World

Origin of Nous

  • From Ancient Greek νοῦς (nous) or νόος (noös, “mind").

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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