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φρήν , φρενός, pl. φρένες: (1) pl., midriff, diaphragm, Il. 10.10, Il. 16.481, Od. 9.301. Since the word physically designates the parts enclosing the heart, φρήν, φρένες comes to mean secondarily:—(2) mind, thoughts, etc. φρεσὶ νοεῖν, κατὰ φρὲνα εἰδέναι, μετὰ φρεσὶ βάλλεσθαι, ἐνὶ φρεσὶ γνῶναι, etc. φρένες ἐσθλαί, a good understanding; φρένας βλάπτειν τινί, Il. 15.724; of the will, Διὸς ἐτράπετο φρήν, Il. 10.45; feelings, φρένα τέρπετο, Il. 1.474.
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