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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:35 pm
by magi

Deficient or sluggish mental activity or imagination.

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:06 pm
by gailr
I noted the -noia ending and thought of paranoia.

(Not that that means anything, right?)
(I said, right?) :wink:

I also found this about hyponoia:
... Hyponoia was the term which, Plutarch tells us (De audiendis poetic 4.19), the “ancients” had used, and it implies a hidden meaning, a conjectural or suppositious sense, buried under the literal surface. Plato (Republic II. 378d), Euripides (Phoenicians 1131-33), Aristophanes (Frogs 1425-31), Xenophon (Symposium III, 6), all use hyponoia to mean what is later subsumed under allegory (Pépin, pp. 85-86). Hyponoia furthermore has a noetic character; the reader or listener will have to think his way through a semantic barrier, beyond which lies a realm of mystic knowledge. Thus Philo Judaeus may equate the hyponoia of a text with its latent theme, its mystery, its secret, its unexpressed, unseen, nonliteral, or simply intelligible meaning. ...
This definition would imply the need for an active imagination as well as the abilty to think abstractly. magi: where did you encounter this word with the usage you found?

portokalos: what can you tell us about these--or related--words?


Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:36 pm
by Perry
So then would my highly imaginative 5 year old have a case of hypernoia?

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:09 am
by portokalos
A compination
I have an hyponoia that i have paranoia.
A secret thought, an enstinct that is trancforming to thought not completly acceptable

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:27 am
by Flaminius
Is a couple connected by dianoia, if not desire?

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:58 am
by portokalos
Dia here is tranclating with via ;through.
To all that words the nous (mind) works as second synthetic.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:22 pm
by magi
gailr: That was from medical dictionary.