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πνεῦμα 1 πνέω

I.a blowing, πνεύματα ἀνέμων Hdt., Aesch.: alone, a wind, blast, Trag., etc.
2.metaph., θαλερωτέρῳ πν. with more genial breeze or influence, Aesch.; λύσσης πν. μάργῳ id=Aesch.; πν. ταὐτὸν οὔποτ᾽ ἐν ἀνδράσιν φίλοις βέβηκεν the wind is constantly changing even among friends, Soph. Lat. spiritus or anima, breathed air, breath, Aesch.; πν. βίου the breath of life, id=Aesch.; πν. ἀθροίζειν to collect breath, Eur.; πν. ἀφιέναι, ἀνιέναι, μεθιέναι to give up the ghost, id=Eur.; πνεύματος διαρροαί the wind-pipe, id=Eur.
2.that is breathed forth, odour, scent, id=Eur.
III.spirit, Lat. afflatus, Anth.: inspiration, NTest.
IV.the spirit of man, id=NTest.
V.a spirit; in NTest. of the Holy Spirit, τὸ Πνεῦμα, Πν. ἅγιον:— also of angels, id=NTest.:—of evil spirits, id=NTest.

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