Numinous Definition

no͝omə-nəs, nyo͝o-
Of or characteristic of a numen; supernatural; divine.
Webster's New World
Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence.
A numinous place.
American Heritage
Having a deeply spiritual or mystical effect.
Webster's New World
Spiritually elevated; sublime.
American Heritage

Origin of Numinous

  • Circa 1650, from Latin numen (“nod, divine sway, divinity") +"Ž -ous

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin nūmen nūmin- numen

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

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