anima

noun an·i·ma \ ˈa-nə-mə \
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of 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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