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γνώμη γιγνώσκω

I.a means of knowing, a mark, token, Theogn.
II.the organ by which one knows, the mind: hence,
1.thought, judgment, intelligence, Soph.: acc. absol., γνώμην ἱκανός intelligent, Hdt.; γν. ἀγαθός Soph.; γνώμην ἔχειν to understand, id=Soph.; προσέχειν γνώμην to give heed, be on one's guard:— ἀπὸ γνώμης with a good conscience, Aesch.; but, οὐκ ἀπὸ γν. not without judgment, with good sense, Soph.'s mind, will, purpose, Aesch., etc.; ἐν γνώμηι γεγονέναι τινί to stand high in his favour, Hdt.; τὴν γν. ἔχειν πρός τινα or τι tohave a mind, be inclined towards . . , Thuc.; ἀφ᾽ ἑαυτοῦ γνώμης of his own accord, id=Thuc.; ἐκ μιᾶς γν. of one accord, Dem.; so, μιᾶι γνώμηι Thuc.:—in pl., φίλιαι γνῶμαι friendly sentiments, Hdt.
III.a judgment, opinion, πλεῖστός εἰμι τῆι γνώμηι I incline mostly to the opinion that . . , Hdt.; so, ταύτηι πλεῖστος τὴν γν. or πλείστη γν. ἐστί μοι id=Hdt.; γνώμην ἔχειν, like λόγον ἔχ., to be right, Ar.; κατὰ γν. τὴν ἐμήν mea sententia, Hdt.; absol., γνώμην ἐμήν Ar.; παρὰ γνώμην contrary to general opinion, Thuc.:—of orators, γνώμην ἀποφαίνειν, ἀποδείκνυσθαι to deliver an opinion, Hdt.; τίθεσθαι Soph.; δηλοῦν Thuc.
3.γνῶμαι the opinions of wise men, maxims, Lat. sententiae.
4.a purpose, resolve, intent, Thuc.:— τινά ἔχουσα γνώμην; with what purpose? Hdt.; ξύμπασα γν. τῶν λεχθέντων the general purport . . , Thuc.

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