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ˈnu mɪn, ˈnyu-; -mə nənu·men

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  1. numennoun

    a spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)

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  1. numennoun

    a divinity, especially a local or presiding god

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  1. numen

    Numen: International Review for the History of Religions is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering the history of religions of any regions and times. It was established in 1954 and is published by Brill Publishers on behalf of the International Association for the History of Religions. The editors-in-chief are Laura Feldt (University of Southern Denmark), and Ülo Valk (University of Tartu).

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  1. numen

    A numen refers to a divine power or spirit presiding over a specific thing, place, or living being. It's often used in context of ancient Roman religion, but can also be applicable in other spiritual or religious beliefs. It signifies the presence of a deity or supernatural entity.

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  1. Numen

    Numen, pl. numina, is a Latin term for a potential, guiding the course of events in a particular place or in the whole world, used in Roman philosophical and religious thought. The many names for Italic gods may obscure this sense of a numinous presence in all the seemingly mundane actions of the natural world. The word was also used in the imperial cult of ancient Rome, to refer to the guardian-spirit, 'godhead' or divine power of a living emperor—in other words, a means of worshiping a living emperor without literally calling him a god. The word numen is also used by sociologists to refer to the idea of magical power residing in an object, particularly when writing about ideas in the western tradition. When used in this sense, numen is nearly synonymous with mana. However, some authors reserve use of mana for ideas about magic from Polynesia and southeast Asia.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of numen in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of numen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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