Friday, August 23, 2002
Definitions for numinous
- Of or pertaining to a numen; supernatural.
- Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence.
- Inspiring awe and reverence; spiritual.
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Citations for numinous
Smoking is a ritual, and it has all the numinous force of a ritual.
All Quests are concerned with some numinous Object, the Waters of Life, the Grail, buried treasure etc.
Origin of numinous
Numinous is from Latin numen: literally a "nod of the head," as in giving a command, hence "divine power."