anima

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noun an·i·ma \ˈa-nə-mə\

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

Origin and Etymology of anima

New Latin, from Latin, soul


First Known Use: 1923


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anima

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noun an·i·ma \ˈan-ə-mə\

Medical Definition of anima

  1. 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. 2in old pharmacy a:  the active ingredient of an animal or vegetable drugb:  a dried plant juice or an aqueous extract


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