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Greek to one, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, ambiguous, arcane, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing, beyond understanding, bizarre, boundless, bright, brilliant, cabalistic, cantrip, changeless, charismatic, creating, creative, divine, eerie, esoteric, eternal, eternally the same, everlasting, extramundane, extraterrestrial, fey, glamorous, glorious, good, hallowed, heavenly, highest, holy, hoodoo, hypernormal, hyperphysical, illustrious, immortal, immutable, impenetrable, inarticulate, incantational, incantatory, incognizable, incoherent, incomprehensible, ineffable, inenarrable, inexpressible, infinite, inscrutable, inviolable, inviolate, just, limitless, loving, luminous, lustrous, magian, magic, majestic, making, merciful, miraculous, mysterious, mystic, necromantic, occult, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, one, otherworldly, past comprehension, permanent, perpetual, preterhuman, preternatural, preternormal, pretersensual, psychic, radiant, rambling, religious, resplendent, sacred, sacrosanct, shaman, shamanic, shamanist, shamanistic, shaping, shining, sorcerous, sovereign, spiritual, splendent, splendid, splendorous, splendrous, superhuman, superior, supermundane, supernatural, supernormal, superphysical, supersensible, supersensual, supramundane, supranatural, supreme, talismanic, thaumaturgic, timeless, transcendental, transmundane, ubiquitous, unaccountable, unbounded, uncanny, unchanging, unconnected, undefined, unearthly, unfathomable, unguessed, unhuman, unintelligible, unknowable, unlimited, unsearchable, unspeakable, untouchable, unutterable, unworldly, venerable, voodoo, voodooistic, weird, witch, witchlike, witchy, wizardlike, wizardly

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  • Numinous — (pronounced /ˈnjuːmɨnəs/) is an English adjective describing the power or presence of a divinity. The word was popularised in the early twentieth century by the German theologian Rudolf Otto in his influential book Das Heilige (1917; translated… …   Wikipedia

  • numinous — uminous adj. 1. Evincing the presence of a deity; as, a numinous wood; the most numinous moment in the Mass. [WordNet 1.5] 2. same as {supernatural}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • numinous — (adj.) divine, spiritual, 1640s, from L. numen (gen. numinis) divine will, properly divine approval expressed by nodding the head, from nuere to nod, from PIE *neu to nod (Cf. Gk. neuein to nod ) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • numinous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a strong religious or spiritual quality. ORIGIN from Latin numen (see NUMEN(Cf. ↑N)) …   English terms dictionary

  • numinous — [no͞o′mə nəs, nyo͞o′mə nəs] adj. [< L numen (gen. numinis), a deity (see NUMEN) + OUS] 1. of or characteristic of a numen; supernatural; divine 2. having a deeply spiritual or mystical effect …   English World dictionary

  • numinous — /nooh meuh neuhs, nyooh /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or like a numen; spiritual or supernatural. 2. surpassing comprehension or understanding; mysterious: that element in artistic expression that remains numinous. 3. arousing one s elevated… …   Universalium

  • numinous — [[t]nju͟ːmɪnəs, AM nu͟ːm [/t]] ADJ GRADED Things that are numinous seem holy or spiritual and mysterious. [LITERARY] This garment was beautifully numinous after being touched and blessed by so many loving hands …   English dictionary

  • numinous — adjective /ˈnjuːmɪnəs,ˈnuːmɪnəs,ˈnjuːmɪnəs/ a) Related to a numen; indicating the presence of a divinity All quests are concerned with a numinous object, e.g. the Holy Grail b) Awe inspiring; evoking a sense of the transcendent, mystical or… …   Wiktionary

  • numinous —    Also known as numen praesens. Both terms were introduced in or shortly before 1917 by the German theologist Rudolf Otto (1869 1937) to denote the * sensed presence of a sacred or daemonic entity.    References    Cheyne, J.A. (2001). The… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • numinous — adjective Etymology: Latin numin , numen numen Date: 1647 1. supernatural, mysterious 2. filled with a sense of the presence of divinity ; holy 3. appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense ; spiritual • numinousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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