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Definition of the noun Hedone

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Hedone is a genus of Hesperiidae, described by Scudder in 1872.


Hedone is a musical group.

  • albums: "Werk", "Re-Werk", "SancTVarium", "Daj Mi To"
  • official website:


Hedone is a fictional character from the 2003 film Pompeii: The Last Day.


Hedone was the personification and goddess of pleasure and enjoyment.

Phrases with Hedone

  1. Hedone Orono
  2. Species Hedone Orono
  3. genus Hedone
  4. Metalimnobia Hedone
  5. Species Metalimnobia Hedone

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hedone

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Google previewEcclesiastes (2006)

Life Beneath the Blazing Sun by Preston A. Taylor

Hedone is a Greek word that means pleasure. We become intoxicated with the pleasure principle and sometimes make it our priority.

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich, Geoffrey W. Bromiley

For the Greeks, hedone is ambivalent. It belongs to bios and enriches it, yet it may also threaten and dissolve its true meaning. In Plato and Aristotle it may be noble pleasure in the good, true, and beautiful, and thus equivalent to chard (joy).

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

[From Greek hedone pleasure + -ikos of, relating to, or resembling + English treadmill] hedonic well-being n. Short-term, *affective happiness, as distinct from *eudaimonic well-being; how one feels about life when ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Philosophy (2001)

by Dagobert D. Runes

hedone, pleasure) A doctrine as to what entities possess intrinsic value. According to it pleasure or pleasant consciousness, and this alone, has positive ultimate value, that is, is intrinsically good and has no parts or ...

Google previewVine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (1996)

With Topical Index by W. E. Vine, Merrill Unger

hedone (2237), “pleasure,” is used of.

Google previewShakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (2014)

by Vivian Thomas, Nicki Faircloth

The Gardener, reflecting on Richard's kingship, concludeshis extended gardening analogywith the comment, 'Superfluous branches/We lop away, that bearingboughs may live;/Had hedone so,himself hadborne the crown,/Which wasteof idle ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Religion (1993)

by M. Pye

hedonism hedonism (from Greek hedone: “pleasure'). A world-view according to which the maximization of pleasure should be the main principle of regulating action. Hegelianism. In Europe, a philosophical school shaped by Hegel's ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Dictionary of Education, 2nd Edition (2011)

Second Edition by John W. Collins, Nancy Patricia O'Brien

From the Greek hedone (pleasure), holds that pleasure is the only thing valuable in itself, and that all other goods (e.g., health, wealth, knowledge, ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurosciences (2015)

by David W. Loring, Stephen Bowden

(Greek an-, without; hedone, pleasure) Ankle-foot orthosis A brace ...

Google previewThe Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions (2003)

by Martin H. Manser, David Pickering

The word comes from the Greek hedone, meaning “pleasure,” and the concept was first developed by the Greek philosopher Aristippus (c. 435–c. 356 B.C.). “ Yes: there was to be, as Lord Henry had prophesied, a new Hedonism that was to ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

Although the term anhedonia was originally defined as an inability to experience subjective pleasure (an + hedone, Greek for “without” + “pleasure”), contemporary conceptualizations have broadened the use of the term to encompass deficits ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communications (2000)

by Marcel Danesi

hedonism [Greek HEDONE 'pleasure'] In ancient Greek philosophy, the doctrine that pleasure is the sole or chief good in life and that the pursuit of it is ...

Google previewDictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (1999)

by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter Willem van der Horst

Euphrosyne, Euporia, Eusebeia, Gamos, Gelos, Geras, Gerousia, Hedone, Hegemonia, Homonoia, Hora, Horme, Hybris, Hygieia, Hypnos, Kairos, Lethe, Limos ('Hunger'), Mania, Metanoia, Mneia, -Nike, Ochlos, Paranomia. Peitho, Penia ...

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Scrabble value of H4E1D2O1N1E1

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