Saturday, May 22, 2010
English language word of the week: Numinous
nu·mi·nous [noo-muh-nuhs, nyoo-] Show IPA
of, pertaining to, or like a numen; spiritual or supernatural.
surpassing comprehension or understanding; mysterious: that element in artistic expression that remains numinous.
arousing one's elevated feelings of duty, honor, loyalty, etc.: a benevolent and numinous paternity.
1640–50; < L nūmin- (s. of nūmen) numen + -ous
Surpassing comprehension or understanding---Oh I like that!!!!!
Art by Lichtenstein
Posted by Aitch at 8:25 PM