AskDefine | Define anima

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anima n : (Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious

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English

Noun

Anima
  1. The soul or inner self of a person
  2. (Jungian psychology) The inner self (not the external persona) of a person as opposed to the persons that is in touch with the unconscious ; also the unconscious feminine aspect in the male.

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French

Verb

  1. Form of Third-person singular past historic, animer

Italian

Etymology

From Latin anima

Noun

  1. soul

Verb

anima
  1. third-person singular indicative present of animare
  2. second-person singular imperative of animare

Latin

Noun

  1. soul
    "Magnificat anima mea dominum." (My soul glorifies the Lord.)
animā

Inflection

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Extensive Definition

Anima may refer to:

Organizations

  • Anima animal welfare organization in Denmark.

Places

Psychology

Weapons

  • Anima (armour), personal armor used in the 16th century, similar to that worn by Roman legionaries.

Print

Food

  • Gum anima or gum animae, a kind of gum or resin.

Music

Games

Film

anima in Danish: Anima
anima in German: Anima
anima in Spanish: Anima (desambiguación)
anima in French: Anima (homonymie)
anima in Hebrew: אנימה
anima in Dutch: Anima
anima in Slovak: Anima
anima in Turkish: Anima

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

anima humana, animating force, animus, atman, ba, bathmism, beating heart, biological clock, biorhythm, blood, breath, breath of life, buddhi, coconscious, collective unconscious, conscience, conscious self, death instinct, divine breath, divine spark, ego, ego ideal, ego-id conflict, elan vital, essence of life, ethical self, force of life, foreconscious, growth force, heart, heartbeat, heartblood, id, impulse of life, inner man, inspiriting force, jiva, jivatma, khu, libidinal energy, libido, life breath, life cycle, life essence, life force, life principle, life process, lifeblood, living force, manes, mind, motive force, nephesh, persona, personality, pleasure principle, pneuma, prana, preconscious, primitive self, psyche, psychic apparatus, purusha, racial unconscious, ruach, seat of life, self, shade, shadow, soul, spark of life, spirit, spiritual being, spiritus, subconscious, subconscious mind, subliminal, subliminal self, submerged mind, superego, the self, unconscious, unconscious mind, vis vitae, vis vitalis, vital energy, vital flame, vital fluid, vital force, vital impulse, vital principle, vital spark, vital spirit
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