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 (no͞o′mə, nyo͞o′-)
The soul or vital spirit.

[Greek; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.]


(Philosophy) philosophy a person's vital spirit, soul, or creative energy. Compare psyche
[C19: from Greek: breath, spirit, wind; related to pnein to blow, breathe]


(ˈnu mə, ˈnyu-)

n., pl. -mas.
the vital spirit; soul.
[1875–80; < Greek pneûma literally, breath, wind; akin to pneîn to breathe]


the Holy Spirit in Christian theology. See also soul.
See also: Christianity
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Zeichen des Erfulltwerdens mit dem Pneuma Gottes, in dem das,Reich Gottes'in unserer Mitte anwesend und wirksam ist (Rom 5:5).
And Troels Engberg-Pedersen challenges almost all current readings of the Fourth Gospel by arguing that its use of logos and pneuma are best understood in light of Stoic philosophy.
In the world, form, which governs the shaping of matter to create things, is as such related to soul and to pneuma or breath, the spark of heavenly life that Aristotle argued is carried and transmitted by semen.
The word amphiuma comes from the Greek amphi, meaning "on both sides," and pneuma, meaning "breathe," based on a misconception that the salamander can breathe both air and water.
In keeping with the emphasis upon cinematic effects, Elder weaves Dadaist collage and "paracinematic" performance art (such as the Lautgedichte sound poem) together with film as related expressions of pneuma or "induced" thought.
That is, God discloses the nature of his creation, and the purer "air of revelation" that Tate might breathe is ruach, pneuma, spiritus--that breath moving above the waters in Genesis, the breath breathed into Adam, the Holy Spirit of the New Testament.
The manifesto Elefthero Pneuma (Free Spirit), published in 1929 in Greece, did its utmost to veer Greek identity away from Asia Minor.
The homogeneity of the pneuma establishes the unity of sense-perception at the level of physiological processes.
The name has a constellation of meanings: the world, the weather, the universe, the outdoors, awareness, consciousness, thought--something like the more familiar words prana, pneuma, spiritus and ruach (which each convey spirit/wind/breath), but with a somewhat wider range of reference.
2-3) "Yearly chronicle of the Imperial Lord and Posterior Saint of the Imperial Dawn of the Golden Portal of Great Peace, [his] master and assistants, the comings and goings of the pneuma of peace, the signs observed by the saint and the wise, the seed people of meritorious conduct, and the original rise of the established law"
In his account of the classical theories of acting that carried over into the early modern period, Joseph Roach explains that acting was thought to be a way of literally translating spirit or pneuma through the actor's body to his audience.
10:28 and 16:26 use the word psyche and not pneuma, Dickerson proposes that these verses deal with death of the spirit.