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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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Sua natureza sutil o tornava proprio a veicular as substancias aereas chamadas madas de "espiritos" (os pneumas da tradicao galenica): o espirito natural era produzido pelo figado, o espirito vital provinha do coracao e o espirito animal emanava do cerebro.
Late Zhou and Hun philosophical speculation transformed the marchmounts into abstract cosmological forces essential to the circulation of the pneumas of life.
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