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an·i·ma

 (ăn′ə-mə)
n.
1. The inner self of an individual; the soul.
2. In Jungian psychology:
a. The unconscious or true inner self of an individual, as opposed to the persona, or outer aspect of the personality.
b. The feminine inner personality, as present in the unconscious of the male. It is in contrast to the animus, which represents masculine characteristics.

[Latin; see anə- in Indo-European roots.]

anima

(ˈænɪmə)
(in Jungian psychology) n
(Psychology)
a. the feminine principle as present in the male unconscious
b. the inner personality, which is in communication with the unconscious. See also animus
[Latin: air, breath, spirit, feminine of animus]

an•i•ma

(ˈæn ə mə)

n., pl. -mas.
1. soul; life.
2. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung)
a. the inner personality (contrasted with persona).
b. the feminine principle, esp. as present in men (contrasted with animus).
[1920–25; < Latin: breath, soul, spirit]

anima

, persona - Anima is Carl Jung's term for the inner part of the personality, or character, as opposed to the persona, or outer part.
See also related terms for personality.

anima

, animus - Anima is the source of the female part of personality and animus is the source of the male part.
See also related terms for personality.

anima

1. The spirit of the opposite sex within the subject (female in men, male in women).
2. female spirituality
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anima - (Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious
self, ego - your consciousness of your own identity
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
Carl Gustav Jung, Carl Jung, Jung - Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)
Translations

anima

[ˈænɪmə] N (Psych) → ánima f, alma f

anima

n (Psych) → Anima f
References in classic literature ?
They are happy men, whose natures sort with their vocations; otherwise they may say, multum incola fuit anima mea; when they converse in those things, they do not affect.
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