Origin of pneuma
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Apparently Galen refers to the pneuma and the various humours.On the Natural Faculties|Galen
The pneuma and the juice concentrate the power of the plant below so that it becomes denser.The Legacy of Greece|Various
"Psyche" was in the breast; "Pneuma" was spread throughout the body; and "Nous" was in the head.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
He is a man, but a spiritual man, one in whom spirit or pneuma was the essential principle, so that he was spirit as well as man.
The question was sure to arise, Whence came this pneuma or spiritual quality?
British Dictionary definitions for pneuma
Word Origin for pneuma
Word Origin and History for pneuma
used in English in various sense, from Greek pneuma "a blowing, a wind, blast; breeze; influence; breathed air, breath; odor, scent; spirit of a person; inspiration, a spirit, ghost," from pnein "to blow, to breathe," from PIE root *pneu- "to breathe," of imitative origin (cf. Greek pnoe "breath," pnoia "breathing;" Old English fnora "sneezing," fnæran "to snort").