Tuesday’s Word

Numinous
adjective
-showing the power of something spiritual or holy that is present
-evincing the presence of a deity (“A numinous wood”)

Athena came as a god comes, numinous, to the rites.–Homer. The Odyssey, book 3.

This one comes from my husband, whose reading tastes are slightly more academic than mine. Thanks, Shane!

Definition from OneLook Online Dictionary

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About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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5 Responses to Tuesday’s Word

  1. It’s like luminous, with an N and some holy!

  2. It also sounds somewhat ominous, but that would also fit the Greek pantheon. 🙂

  3. Mae Clair says:

    A new one on me and I like it! 🙂

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