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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to or possessing an animate nonphysical nature; having a mental or spiritual nature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to mind or spirit; spiritual.
  • n. Psychology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine of the soul; psychology.
  • Psychic; spiritual; relating to soul: the opposite of material or materialistic.

Etymologies

From Latin animus ("the mind, in a great variety of meanings: the rational soul in man, intellect, consciousness, will, intention, courage, spirit, sensibility, feeling, passion, pride, vehemence, wrath, etc., the breath, life, soul"), closely related to anima, which is a feminine form; see anima. (Wiktionary)

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