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pneuma

[noo-muh, nyoo-] /ˈnu mə, ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
the vital spirit; the soul.
2.
Theology. the Spirit of God; the Holy Ghost.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Greek pneûma literally, breath, wind, akin to pneîn to blow, breathe
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pneuma

/ˈnjuːmə/
noun
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
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