πνεῦμα

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From an Ancient Greek root πνευ- (Proto-Indo-European *pnéwmn̥), whence also πνέω (pnéō, I blow), and the suffix -μα (-ma).

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πνεῦμα (pneûma) (genitive πνεύματος); n, third declension

  1. air
  2. wind
  3. breath
  4. (phonology) breathing
  5. life
  6. spirit, soul
  7. spiritual being: spirit, angel
  8. inspiration (often divine inspiration), genius

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