nous


nous

noun

  1. Greek Philosophy. mind or intellect.
  2. Neoplatonism. the first and purest emanation of the One, regarded as the self-contemplating order of the universe.

noun

  1. metaphysics mind or reason, esp when regarded as the principle governing all things
  2. British slang common sense; intelligence

n.slang for “intelligence, common sense,” 1706, from Greek nous, Attic form of noos “mind, intellect,” which was taken in English in philosophy 1670s.

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