Definition of Numen

1. Noun. A spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion).

Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Generic synonyms: Disembodied Spirit, Spirit
Derivative terms: Numinous, Numinous



Definition of Numen

1. Noun. a divinity, especially a local or presiding god ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Numen

1. a deity [n -MINA] - See also: deity

Lexicographical Neighbors of Numen

numbly
numbness
numbnesses
numbnuts
numbre
numbs
numbskull
numbskulled
numbskulls
numby
numchuck
numchucks
numdah
numdah rug
numdahs
numen (current term)
numerable
numerably
numeracies
numeracy
numeraire
numeral
numerally
numerals
numerary
numerate
numerated
numerates
numerating
numeration

Literary usage of Numen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Comparative Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Language: In which Its Forms are by Francis Andrew March (1877)
"Le sceal (pille) beo« numen. pê ... numen. pê sind(on) gewordene ... numen. Present. (If) I be taken. ..."

2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Birch (1820)
"... as the supreme numen. Pan therefore is the one only God (for there cannot possibly be more than one Pan, more than one all or universe) who contained ..."

3. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Henry Jackson (1888)
"LAEDERE numen. THE words quo numine laeso in Aen. 1 8 would have occasioned less difficulty to the commentators than they have done, if it had been ..."

4. An Ethical Philosophy of Life Presented in Its Main Outlines by Felix Adler (1918)
"CHAPTER IX HOW TO LEARN TO SEE THE SPIRITUAL numen IN OTHERS WE now have to consider how to acquire the faculty of seeing the light that in our fellowmen is ..."

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