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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A spirit believed by animists to inhabit a natural object or phenomenon.(plural)

Usage examples (16)
  • Poetarum numina, benigne lector, oro te ne me male capias.
  • Culture (1871) represented a decisive blow to the nomina-numina doctrine.
  • Where we look for the sublime, we will invariably find these numina monstra.
  • Nomina - numina: what was at the beginning a name, nomen, became a divinity, numen. for more
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