EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun soul; life. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the inner personality that is turned toward the unconscious of the individual (contrasted with persona). the feminine principle, especially as present in men (contrasted with animus). Origin of anima 1920–25; < Latin: breath, vital force, soul, spirit
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Those cow-thieves of the
Animas were good shots; the range was brief.
The clock struck nine, they recited the "
animas," and soon afterward separated. Animas Valley, which we were now visiting, was one of the ranges under his control.
Sed signifer Sanctus Michael representet eas (
animas) in lucem sanctam.
A few such ruined dwelling sites are known along the
Animas River south of Durango. British Dictionary definitions for animas noun (in Jungian psychology) the feminine principle as present in the male unconscious the inner personality, which is in communication with the unconscious See also animus Word Origin for anima
Latin: air, breath, spirit, feminine of
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Word Origin and History for animas n.
Jung's term for the inner part of the personality, or the female component of a masculine personality, 1923, from fem. of Latin
animus "the rational soul; life; the mental powers, intelligence" (see animus).
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n. The inner self of an individual; the soul. In Jungian psychology, the unconscious or true inner self of an individual, as opposed to the persona, or outer aspect of the personality. In Jungian psychology, the feminine inner personality as present in the unconscious of the male.
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