Nous meaning

no͝os, nous
Nous is defined as reason, knowledge and good sense.

An example of nous is the ability to think rationally.

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Mind, reason, or intellect, specif. as a metaphysical principle.
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Shrewdness or understanding; savvy.
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Good sense; shrewdness.
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In neoplatonism, the divine reason, regarded as first divine emanation.
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Common sense; practical intelligence.
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(philosophy) The mind or intellect, reason, both rational and emotional.
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Origin of nous

  • Greek

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

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

    From Wiktionary