from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The inner self of an individual; the soul.
- n. In Jungian psychology:
- n. The unconscious or true inner self of an individual, as opposed to the persona, or outer aspect of the personality.
- n. The feminine inner personality, as present in the unconscious of the male. It is in contrast to the animus, which represents masculine characteristics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The soul or inner self of a person.
- n. The inner self (not the external persona) of a person that is in touch with the unconscious as opposed to the persona.
- n. The unconscious feminine aspect of a male.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Soul; vital principle; the intelligent principle supposed to preside over vital actions: anciently applied to the active principle of a drug, as if this were its soul.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious
Nam anima eft uinculum (pfritus, ficut corpus eft uinculum anima?»
The Latin word anima means “soul” or “breath of life.”
The Asics name comes from the first letters of each word in the Latin phrase "anima sana in corpore sano," which translates as "a healthy soul in a healthy body."
Part of anima is sense, and part is urgency, and part is a connection to the real (even if that connection is a refusal).
This is what Jung called the anima, which is the original Greek word for soul.
I have here translated the Italian anima literally by the English word soul.
'Now she will talk, at the next place she goes to, of nothing but of my faith in anima of quassia; and she will forget to make a gossiping story out of that most imprudent hint I gave her, about Clarence Hervey's having been an admirer of yours.'
Where vitalism explicitly invokes an immaterial 'vital' principle or force, it sometimes refers to that element as the 'vital spark', 'vital flame', 'energy' or 'soul', or in Latin, 'anima'.
And lest we forget, the NFL provides us with "Man Law" to shield us from our long repressed anima, which is constantly poised to assail our grossly exaggerated masculinity ....
But the anima is the female self or something, which is probably what I'm looking for in Ava, but I'm supposed to find it in myself.