noun, plural nu·mi·na [noo-muh-nuh, nyoo-] /ˈnu mə nə, ˈnyu-/.
- divine power or spirit; a deity, especially one presiding locally or believed to inhabit a particular object.
noun plural -mina (-mɪnə)
- (esp in ancient Roman religion) a deity or spirit presiding over a thing or place
- a guiding principle, force, or spirit
“divine spirit, presiding divinity,” 1620s, from Latin numen “divine will, divinity,” literally “a nod,” from nuere “to nod” (assent); see numinous.