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Word of the Day 06/02/15 Numinous

Numinous (adjective)
numinous [noo-muh-nuh s, nyoo-]


adjective
1. of, relating to, or like a numen; 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.

Origin: 1640-50; < Latin nūmin- (stem of nūmen) numen + -ous

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