Numen meaning

no͝omən, nyo͝o-
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A presiding divinity or spirit of a place.
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A spirit believed by animists to inhabit certain natural phenomena or objects.
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Creative energy; genius.
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An indwelling, guiding force or spirit.
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A divinity, especially a local or presiding god.
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Origin of numen

  • Latin nūmen nod of the head, divine power, numen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition