PRONUNCIATION: (noo/nyoo-muh-TOL-uh-jee)

MEANING: noun: The study of spiritual phenomena.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek pneuma (breath, wind, spirit). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pneu- (to breathe), which is also the source of pneumatic, French pneu (tire), pneumonia, apnea, sneer, sneeze, snort, and snore. Earliest documented use: 1648.

PONE- (UM) -ATOLOGY - the, er, study of corn bread

PNEUMANOLOGY - the many faces of MAD Magazine (What - me worry?)

P/NP-UMATOLOGY - the study of decidability problems