noun, plural nu·mi·na [noo-muh-nuh, nyoo-] /ˈnu mə nə, ˈnyu-/.
Origin of numen
Examples from the Web for numen
Nuere should therefore express a simple exercise of will-power, and numen is the being119 exercising it.
Numen is so important a word in the Roman religion that it is necessary to be perfectly clear as to what was meant by it.
The notion of the numen is always vague and indefinite: even its sex may be uncertain.The Religion of Ancient Rome|Cyril Bailey
The populus was the tree of Hercules, and the plane-tree was the “numen of Atridæ.”Cultus Arborum|Anonymous
I do not say that he or any other numen was the better for the change.
British Dictionary definitions for numen
noun plural -mina (-mɪnə)
Word Origin for numen
Word Origin and History for numen
"divine spirit, presiding divinity," 1620s, from Latin numen "divine will, divinity," literally "a nod," from nuere "to nod" (assent); see numinous.