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pneuma (ˈnjuːmə Pronunciation for pneuma



  1. (philosophy) a person's vital spirit, soul, or creative energy Compare psyche

Word Origin

C19: from Greek: breath, spirit, wind; related to pnein to blow, breathe

Example Sentences Including 'pneuma'

The arrangement facilitated the production of divinatory information by the influence of the ` pneuma " rising from the water.
Hearne, Dr Keith Visions of the Future - an investigation of premonitions


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