Dictionary.com

pneuma

[ noo-muh, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu mə, ˈnyu- /
Save This Word!

noun
the vital spirit; the soul.
Theology. the Spirit of God; the Holy Ghost.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of pneuma

1875–80; <Greek pneûma literally, breath, wind, akin to pneîn to blow, breathe
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pneuma in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pneuma

pneuma
/ (ˈnjuːmə) /

noun
philosophy a person's vital spirit, soul, or creative energyCompare psyche

Word Origin for pneuma

C19: from Greek: breath, spirit, wind; related to pnein to blow, breathe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK