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Headword: Νεφροί
Adler number: nu,279
Translated headword: kidneys
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] thoughts. Since the kidneys stir up appetites below the stomach, from there the thoughts put desire in motion.
Greek Original:
Νεφροί: οἱ λογισμοί. ἐπειδὴ τὰς ὑπογαστρίους ὀρέξεις οἱ νεφροὶ διεγείρουσιν, ἐντεῦθεν κινοῦνται τῆς ἐπιθυμίας οἱ λογισμοί.
Notes:
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.

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