The Meaning of Metanoeo:
The Greek Word for Repentance

From: Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, 4:976-977

Metanoeo is a combination of two words:



literally means "after directing one's mind to a subject." But what did it mean to the Greeks?

Metanoeo . . .

From: Theological Lexicon of the New Testament, 2:472

Metanoeo is literally "know after." To repent is first of all . . .

What characterizes this evolution is that it is accompanied by regret, sorrow, or shame at the former opnion or attitude.