pneuma

pneuma

[noo-muh, nyoo-]
noun
1.
the vital spirit; the soul.
2.
Theology. the Spirit of God; the Holy Ghost.

Origin:
1875–80; < Greek pneûma literally, breath, wind, akin to pneîn to blow, breathe

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pneuma (ˈnjuːmə)
 
n
philosophy Compare psyche a person's vital spirit, soul, or creative energy
 
[C19: from Greek: breath, spirit, wind; related to pnein to blow, breathe]

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