pneuma

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πνεῦμα (pneuma, wind, breath, spirit), from πνέω (pneō, I blow, breathe)

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NounEdit

pneuma (plural pneumas or pneumata)

  1. (music) a neume
    • 1922: With swaying arms they wail in pneuma over the recreant Bloom. — James Joyce, Ulysses
  2. the spirit or soul
  3. (Gnosticism) one of three levels of a human being, the spirit, along with the body and soul

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