from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The soul or vital spirit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a neume
- n. the spirit or soul
- n. one of three levels of a human being, the spirit, along with the body and soul
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Breath; spirit; soul.
- n. A breathing,
- n. In theology, the spirit; the highest in man and the seat of the divine indwelling, as distinguished from the soul, the seat of the natural human life.
Greek; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek πνεῦμα (pneuma, "wind, breath, spirit"), from πνέω (pneō, "I blow, breathe") (Wiktionary)