Definition of Numen in English :

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Numen meaning in English

Meaning of Numen in English

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1. numen

a spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)

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noun plural -mina (-mɪnə)
(esp in ancient Roman religion) a deity or spirit presiding over a thing or place
a guiding principle, force, or spirit

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nounWord forms: plural ˈnumina (ˈnumɪnə ; no̅oˈminə; ˈnjumɪnə ; nyo̅oˈminə)
Roman Mythology
an indwelling, guiding force or spirit

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n. pl. nu·mi·na (-mə-nə)
1. A presiding divinity or spirit of a place.
2. A spirit believed by animists to inhabit certain natural phenomena or objects.
3. Creative energy; genius.

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