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 Posted: Fri May 10th, 2013 10:13 pm
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Sergey,
What does conscience refer to?


It's a word that dictionary presents when I'm trying to find closest match to Russian word 'совесть'. You might think of it as a part of one's entity, manifested as something that pushes person to do the right thing to develop the entity, and nags the person's consciousness when wrong choices are made. 'Совесть' can be etymologically dissected as following:
'со' and 'весть' ('ве' and 'несть'). 'Со' as prefix of sorts means something going according to something else, following its design. 'Ве' is an ancient Slavic rune that means process of acquiring knowledge. 'Несть' means bringing or carrying. So you probably can combine these meanings together. Not sure if that can be thought of as 'conscience', but oh well...