aisthétérion: organ of perceptionOriginal Word: αἰσθητήριον, ου, τόPart of Speech:
145 aisthētḗrion (a neuter noun derived from aio, "perceive, discern through the senses") – properly, "the organ of sense" (BAGD), emphasizing the result of sensory experience (sensation) – i.e. moral feeling to know what is right or wrong in God's eyes (used only in Heb 5:14 and in the plural).
"145 (aisthētērion, neuter noun) focuses on the principle of sense and especially its result. 144 /aísthēsis (the feminine cognate) is the brand of sense-discernment which shrewdly sizes things up. 145 (aisthētḗrion) is "the concrete organ of sense, becoming virtually a habitual ability which must be developed and enables believers to distinguish between the spirits. It is a spiritual gift which must be developed in practice" (DNTT, 2, 391).
[Like 144 /aísthēsis, 145 /aisthētḗrion comes from 143 /aisthánomai ("to perceive with the aid of the physical senses").]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
and -térion (suff. denoting place)Definition
organ of perceptionNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 145: αἰσθητήριοναἰσθητήριον
, , τό
, an organ of perception; external sense,
, Ax. 366 a.; Aristotle
, polit, 4, 3, 9, others; faculty of the mind
for perceiving, understanding, judging, Hebrews 5:14
(Jeremiah 4:19 αἰσθητήριον τῆς καρδίας
, 4 Macc. 2:22 (common text) τά ἔνδον αἰσθητήρια
From a derivative of aisthanomai; properly, an organ of perception, i.e. (figuratively) judgment -- senses.
see GREEK aisthanomai