numinous

[ noo-muh-nuh s, nyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF numinous
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WORD ORIGIN

"divine, spiritual," 1640s, from Latin numen (genitive numinis) "divine will," properly "divine approval expressed by nodding the head," from nuere "to nod," from PIE *neu- "to nod" (cf. Greek neuein "to nod") + -ous.

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