Numinous meaning

no͝omə-nəs, nyo͝o-
Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence.

A numinous place.

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Spiritually elevated; sublime.
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Having a deeply spiritual or mystical effect.
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Of or relating to a numen; supernatural.
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Of or characteristic of a numen; supernatural; divine.
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Related to a numen; indicating the presence of a divinity.
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Awe-inspiring; evoking a sense of the transcendent, mystical or sublime.

All quests are concerned with a numinous object, e.g. the Holy Grail.

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Origin of numinous

  • From Latin nūmen nūmin- numen

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

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

    From Wiktionary