Etymology
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anima (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). For earlier use in the sense "soul, vital principle," see anima mundi.

updated on January 10, 2017

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Definitions of anima from WordNet

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