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Headword: *nefroi/
Adler number: nu,279
Translated headword: kidneys
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] thoughts. Since the kidneys stir up appetites below the stomach, from there the thoughts of desire arise.
Greek Original:
*nefroi/: oi( logismoi/. e)peidh\ ta\s u(pogastri/ous o)re/ceis oi( nefroi\ diegei/rousin, e)nteu=qen kinou=ntai th=s e)piqumi/as oi( logismoi/.
Theodoret (PG 80, 912a) on Psalm 7.10 LXX ('god testing hearts and kidneys').
For kidneys in the literal sense see nu 280.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; ethics; imagery; medicine; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 September 2009@19:59:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword) on 18 September 2009@03:29:16.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2013@06:29:32.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@04:37:52.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 30 October 2020@01:06:05.
Catharine Roth (another tweak) on 30 October 2020@22:34:38.


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