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nu·men

 (no͞o′mən, nyo͞o′-)
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.]

numen

(ˈnjuːmɛn)
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Homo homini monstrurn-Ast'ra, castra, nomen, numen.
Yen esta misma linea personalisima se encuentran de igual modo sus trabajos historicos no menos emblematicos, entre ellos, sus biografias sobre Lord Randolph Churchill y Marlborough, o sus lucidos y mas que ilustrativos analisis sobre el mundo contemporaneo presentes en El mundo en crisis de la decada de los anos veinte y sus panoramicos seis volumenes sobre la Segunda Guerra Mundial como numen de su aportacion, que reflejan su vision sensatamente dramatica del acontecer de su tiempo--que en sentido estricto es tambien el nuestro--a traves de un fragoroso impetu narrativo.
Numen shows us that tapping back into that respect by making certain changes in our lives, such as growing our own food and medicine, can have enormous impacts on both our health and the future of the planet.
Our Publishing client was very satisfied with the quality of IDI's services in the digitization project," said Tamara of Numen Europe.
Tambien SEMANA ha querido aportar su granito de arena, este ano que celebramos nuestro 75 aniversario, apoyando tres proyectos centrados en los ninos: Fundacion Juegaterapia, Fundacion Ana Carolina Diez Mahou y Fundacion Numen.
Para concluir, hare algunas y someras referencias a la amplia gama de acciones portentosas llevadas a cabo por el numen en el ambito comunitario, todas las cuales se agrupan bajo el apelativo generico de "milagros".
Gradel has recently claimed (6), since an inscription at Lepcis Magna (IRT 324a) records a dedication to the imperial numen between 1st July A.
Numen book series; studies in the history of religions; v.
El poeta o el filosofo se instalan con su cana de pescar a la orilla del rio y de vez en cuando sacan una trucha de buen tamano, que luego sazonan y comparten con todos los comensales, sin querer igualarse con el numen que la echo a la corriente.
Un detalle sarcastico de esta gesta se debio a que el movimiento republicano se incubo durante la guerra contra el Paraguay, de la que Pedro II, el emperador depuesto, fue numen y gestor principalisimo.
Rather, our numen is found in our regions, our little places, the unseen America beyond the ken of our placeless rulers.
They are also not imagined as immediate children of the primordial pair, but as having only 'originated' (genurai) from one of their children, treated in the myth as an individual numen.