noun nu·men \ˈnü-mən, ˈnyü-\
plural nu·mi·na \-mə-nə\

Definition of NUMEN

:  a spiritual force or influence often identified with a natural object, phenomenon, or place

Origin of NUMEN

Latin, nod, divine will, numen; akin to Latin nutare to nod, Greek neuein
First Known Use: 1616

Rhymes with NUMEN


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