anima mundi


an·​i·​ma mun·​di
plural animae mundi
: a vital force or principle conceived of as permeating the world compare archeus, world soul

Word History


Medieval Latin, vital force of the world

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anima mundi was in 1655

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“Anima mundi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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