Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 03/31/20 Phronesis

Phronesis (noun)
phronesis [ froh-nee-sis ]


noun</i> Philosophy.</i>
1. wisdom in determining ends and the means of attaining them.

Origin: 1885–90; < Greek phrónēsis thinking, equivalent to phronē- (verbid stem of phroneîn to think; akin to phrēn mind) + -sis -sis

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PHRONESIS
But are you sure that Aristotles Phronesis is indeed the right sort of Phronesis?
THE EAGLE'S NEST|JOHN RUSKIN

Phronesis, with her prize, turned to the way by which she had ascended, regained her chariot and Reason her charioteer.
THE MEDIAEVAL MIND (VOLUME II OF II)|HENRY OSBORN TAYLOR

Phronesis puts up his umbrella, and goes home as fast as he can.
THE EAGLE'S NEST|JOHN RUSKIN

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