Definitions for animaˈæn ə mə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•i•maˈæn ə mə(n.)(pl.)-mas.

  1. soul; life.

  2. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the inner personality the feminine principle, esp. as present in men

    Category: Psychology

    Ref: (contrasted with persona ).; (contrasted with animus ).

Origin of anima:

1920–25; < L: breath, soul, spirit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anima(noun)

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


  1. anima(Noun)

    The soul or inner self of a person.

  2. anima(Noun)

    The inner self (not the external persona) of a person as opposed to the persona that is in touch with the unconscious.

  3. anima(Noun)

    The unconscious feminine aspect of a male.

  4. Origin: From anima, sometimes equivalent to animus, both from ane-; see animus. Cognate with άνεμος, anda. More at onde.

Anagrams of anima

  1. amain, Amina, amnia, mania

Translations for anima

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of an enterprise etc) the organizer or leader

He is the soul of the whole movement.

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