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

[Greek; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.]
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(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]
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(ˈnu mə, ˈnyu-)

n., pl. -mas.
the vital spirit; soul.
[1875–80; < Greek pneûma literally, breath, wind; akin to pneîn to breathe]
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the Holy Spirit in Christian theology. See also soul.
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(1) Although the head (brain) was favoured by many, entities such as the chest, heart, liver, blood and the pneuma ('vital spirit') also had their supporters.
As Goethe understood, religious orthodoxy felt threatened by individual inspiration and attempted to hold it at bay by insisting on a hierarchy which privileged the universal over the particular and therefore, paradoxically, expected silent submission rather than the voicing of idiosyncratic views even when inspired by the Spirit (Geist/ Pneuma).
While books 1--3 therefore derive most closely from Telesio and the Stoic pneuma, book 4, on natural magic, becomes non-mechanistic and derives from Giovan Battista della Porta and, through him, from Paracelsus.
Tokyo, Japan, Jan 15, 2008 - (JCN) - Kissei Pharmaceutical today announced that it entered an agreement with New York-based Pneuma Partners LLC concerning research, development and marketing for Calfactant in Japan.
La palabra griega pneuma significa inicialmente soplo, viento, aliento y luego tambien soplo vital, vida, alma, espiritu.
From 2008, Sage will publish "Critical Sociology" and Brill will publish the "Journal of Pentecostal Theology," "Ecclesiology," "Journal of the Study of Historical Jesus" and the "Journal of Moral Philosophy." Brill currently publishes the related titles "Church History and Religious Culture," "Novum Testamentum" and "Pneuma," while Sage currently produces over 20 sociology-related journals, including "Sociological Methods & Research," "Work and Occupations" and "Sociology."
'Jewishness is so to speak a spiritual concern as well." His term for "spiritual" was pneumatisch, "pneumatic," where pneuma, or wind, calls up the Hebrew ruach, as when God's breath hovers over the deep.
Si en Cirilo es el Padre quien nos da el Pan del cielo, en Teodoro de Mopsuestia es tambien el Pneuma quien nos da al Cristo eucaristico: como en la resurreccion vino sobre el cuerpo y la sangre de Cristo y los resucito a la vida y a la inmortalidad, en el momento de la consagracion, gracias a la epiclesis, viene sobre el pan y el vino y los convierte en el cuerpo y la sangre vivos y vivificantes del Kyrios (18).
Asamoah-Gyadu, "An African Pentecostal on Mission in Eastern Europe: The Church of the 'Embassy of God' in the Ukraine," Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 27, no.
spirit (pneuma) from leaving the fallen Creation of the Demiurge and
But they won t melt away: "If singular agents will not associate freely to shape or alter their condition, what is the pneuma that can unexpectedly transform them, from one day to the next, into a collective force capable of shaking society to its roots?" (15).