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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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com)-- Jamie Pendergrass, the CEO of Pneuma Empowerment Group, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.
Though Ali was over with his responsibilities in the area and was ready to move for the new assignment in Murree, but his pneuma conscience forced him to handle these terrorists.
His quest to discover the ancient mystery of cerebral or psychic pneuma presaged today's discussions of consciousness among physicists.
Al-Razi introduces the knowledge that air also reaches the heart and that its temperature has an effect on whether or not it is "refreshing," that is to say, whether it has the ability to cool the blood and produce pneuma.
She reconstructs his doctrines on the arteries, pulse, and pneuma and seeks to identify his role in the history of ancient medical and philosophical ideas on vascular anatomy and physiology, as well as the history of the concept of pneuma and soul.
Also we want to appreciate Dr Hassan Moghimi and Pneuma center corporation for providing the device for measuring MIP and PIF.
In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul writes of Pneuma with a capital letter "P" as the word for the Holy Spirit.
But when I parse its origins, I find the confluence of soul and breath, the ethereal and the palpable: nepes, the Hebrew word for soul, means a breathing being; pneuma, Greek for spirit, also means breath.
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Galen talks about tension, tonos, in a physiological sense, which seems to be related to either the innate heat of the living being, the good mixture of its humors, or the body's pneuma.
Las palabras [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], muy presentes en el discurso neotestamentario eran, sin duda, parte de la discusion academica de la epoca, por ejemplo, para los cinicos: "The Logo sis the unifying principle in the world of men, just as the fiery Pneuma is the cohesive principle in Nature.
Incluso las tres personas de la Trinidad son masculinas (el espiritu es neutro en griego, pero los medicos anteriormente empleaban la palabra pneuma para designar el semen, que es masculino).