pneuma

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πνεῦμα (pneûma, wind, breath, spirit), from πνέω (pnéō, I blow, breathe).

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Noun[edit]

pneuma (plural pneumas or pneumata)

  1. (music) A neume.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses
      With swaying arms they wail in pneuma over the recreant Bloom.
  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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Noun[edit]

pneuma m (plural pneumas)

  1. Obsolete form of neuma.