- numidian crane,
noun, plural nu·mi·na [noo-muh-nuh, nyoo-] /ˈnu mə nə, ˈnyu-/.
Origin of numen
Examples from the Web for numina
Within the family every act, every relation, was matter of religion; the numina had to be considered in regard to it.The Religious Experience of the Roman People|W. Warde Fowler
The ideas are simpler, the numina seem less cold and more protective, the worshippers more sensible of divine aid.The Religion of Ancient Rome|Cyril Bailey
Somnia qua mentes ludunt volitantibus umbris,Non delumbra deum nec ab there numina mittunt,Sed sibi quisque facit.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The gods are nomina and not numina, names without being and not beings without name.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life|Emile Durkheim
noun plural -mina (-mɪnə)
Word Origin for numen
"divine spirit, presiding divinity," 1620s, from Latin numen "divine will, divinity," literally "a nod," from nuere "to nod" (assent); see numinous.