anima mundi

an·​i·​ma mun·​di | \ ˌanəməˈmənˌdī, -mu̇n(ˌ)dē \
plural animae mundi\ -​ˌmēˈmə-​ , -​ˌmīˈmu̇-​ \

Definition of anima mundi

: a vital force or principle conceived of as permeating the world — compare archeus, world soul

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First Known Use of anima mundi

1655, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anima mundi

Medieval Latin, vital force of the world

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“Anima mundi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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