pneuma

[ noo-muh, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu mə, ˈnyu- /

noun

the vital spirit; the soul.
Theology. the Spirit of God; the Holy Ghost.

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Origin of pneuma

1875–80; <Greek pneûma literally, breath, wind, akin to pneîn to blow, breathe
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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
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