anima mundi

noun an·i·ma mun·di \ˌanəməˈmənˌdī, -mu̇n(ˌ)dē\

Definition of anima mundi


animae mundi

\-ˌmēˈmə-, -ˌmīˈmu̇-\
  1. :  a vital force or principle conceived of as permeating the world — compare archeus, world soul

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Origin and Etymology of anima mundi

Medieval Latin, vital force of the world

First Known Use: 1655

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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