anima

noun
an·i·ma | \ˈa-nə-mə \

Definition of anima 

: an individual's true inner self that in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung reflects archetypal ideals of conduct also : an inner feminine part of the male personality — compare animus, persona

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There is action, and there are explosions, and there are dinosaurs running around and fighting in sequences that will thrill some audiences, but there is no anima behind it. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a stunning disappointment," 22 June 2018 Nate the Great, the popular balloon artist had a long line of people of all ages waiting for a special balloon anima. 'sam' Boyer/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Animals took center stage at the library: photos," 15 Apr. 2018 Others object to the theory’s creeping pan-psychism, the ancient belief that everything material, however, small, has some consciousness, including the universe itself, the anima mundi. Jason Pontin, WIRED, "How Do You Know You Are Reading This?," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of anima

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anima

New Latin, from Latin, soul

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anima

noun
an·i·ma | \ˈan-ə-mə \

Medical Definition of anima 

1 : an individual's true inner self that in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung reflects archetypal ideals of conduct also : an inner feminine part of the male personality — compare animus, persona

2 in old pharmacy

a : the active ingredient of an animal or vegetable drug

b : a dried plant juice or an aqueous extract

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