Associations to the word «Nous»

Wiktionary

NOUS, noun. (philosophy) The mind or intellect, reason, both rational and emotional
NOUS, noun. In Neoplatonism, the divine reason, regarded as first divine emanation.
NOUS, noun. Common sense; practical intelligence.

Dictionary definition

NOUS, noun. Common sense; "she has great social nous".
NOUS, noun. That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne