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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.
[Latin nūmen, nod of the head, divine power, numen.]
n, pl -mina (-mɪnə)
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (esp in ancient Roman religion) a deity or spirit presiding over a thing or place
2. a guiding principle, force, or spirit
[C17: from Latin: a nod (indicating a command), divine power; compare nuere to nod]
nu•men(ˈnu mɪn, ˈnyu-)
n., pl. -mi•na (-mə nə)
divine or supernatural power or presence, esp. as associated with a particular place or object.
[1620–30; < Latin nūmen a nod, command, divine power, divinity, akin to nūtāre to nod the head in assent]
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|Noun||1.||numen - a spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)|
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"