Mind, understanding - Berry's New Testament Synonyms

Mind, understanding

νοῦς, διάνοια.

νοῦς is distinctly the reflective consciousness, "the organ of moral thinking and knowing, the intellectual organ of moral sentiment" (Cremer). διάνοια meant originally activity of thinking, but has borrowed from νοῦς its common meaning of faculty of thought. It is more common than νοῦς, and has largely replaced it in its usual meanings.