Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Word of the day: nous

The word of the day is nous:

Greek Philosophy. mind or intellect.

Neoplatonism. the first and purest emanation of the One, regarded as the self-contemplating order of the universe. (

"'You treat the light right and she won't give you any trouble,' said Whittnish.  'All you need is patience and a bit of nous.'"

 - M. L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans (2012)

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