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  • A more proper use of the word mundus, we are told, has nothing to do with man's body.

    MACROCOSM AND MICROCOSM

  • Suhrawardi introduced his own independent ˜imaginal world™, what Corbin has called the mundus imaginalis, a fourth

    Suhrawardi

  • When the scientific language of Greece was introduced among the Romans, the word 'mundus', which at first had only the primary meaning of [Greek word] (female ornament), was applied to designate the entire universe.

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • The Etruscans figured to themselves 'mundus' as an inverted dome, symmetrically opposed to the celestial vault (Otfried Muller's 'Etrusken', th. ii., s. 96, etc.).

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • Romans, in their feeble essays on philosophy, imitated the Greeks by applying to the universe the term 'mundus', which, in its primary meaning, indicated nothing more than ornament, and did not even imply order or regularity in the disposition of parts.

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • The Latin 'mundus' has the same double force in it; only that to the rude early Romans, to have a clean pair of hands and a clean dress, was to be drest; just as we say to boys, "Put on your clean clothes!"

    Literary Remains, Volume 1

  • Philological investigation into the meaning of the words [Greek word] and 'mundus'.]

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • The white of the lungis and the cream of the mundus, was I trying to bring that into my setting unconsciously?

    Pal Payasa

  • As an archetypal model for his analytical psychology, he now distances himself from the "mysterium coniunctionis" of alchemy, which, he explains, "can be expected only when the unity of spirit, soul, and body is made one with the original unus mundus."

    Romanticism, Alchemy, and Psychology

  • I sit waiting in the seclusion and humidity of my fogged up car, singing to myself, blando colore oculos mundus decepit, in my most fluttering baroque voice.

    Aria

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