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[noos, nous] /nus, naʊs/

Greek Philosophy. mind or intellect.
Neoplatonism. the first and purest emanation of the One, regarded as the self-contemplating order of the universe.
(metaphysics) mind or reason, esp when regarded as the principle governing all things
(Brit, slang) common sense; intelligence

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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