Numinous



[noo-muh-nuh s, nyoo-] /ˈnu mə nəs, ˈnyu-/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or like a ; spiritual or supernatural.
2.
surpassing comprehension or understanding; mysterious:
that element in artistic expression that remains numinous.
3.
arousing one’s elevated feelings of duty, honor, loyalty, etc.:
a benevolent and numinous paternity.
/ˈnjuːmɪnəs/
adjective
1.
denoting, being, or relating to a numen; divine
2.
arousing spiritual or religious emotions
3.
mysterious or awe-inspiring
adj.

“divine, spiritual,” 1640s, from Latin numen (genitive numinis) “divine will,” properly “divine approval expressed by nodding the head,” from nuere “to nod,” from PIE *neu- “to nod” (cf. Greek neuein “to nod”) + -ous.

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