numinous

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Etymology[edit]

Circa 1650, from Latin numen (nod, divine sway, divinity) +‎ -ous

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Adjective[edit]

numinous (comparative more numinous, superlative most numinous)

  1. Related to a numen; indicating the presence of a divinity
  2. Awe-inspiring; evoking a sense of the transcendent, mystical or sublime.
    All quests are concerned with a numinous object, e.g. the Holy Grail

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