neuma

noun
neu·ma | \ˈn(y)ümə\
plural neumas

Definition of neuma 

1 : neume

2 : pneuma

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First Known Use of neuma

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for neuma

Medieval Latin

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