Word of the Week – February 12, 2022

Anima

Noun

Latin, early 20th century

The part of the psyche that is directed inward, in touch with the subconscious.  (Historical philosophy) the soul, especially the irrational part of the soul as distinguished from the rational mind.

This term was coined by psychoanalyst Carl Jung but stemmed from the feminine of the Latin “animus,” which means “the rational soul; life; the mental powers, intelligence.”

Example: After a lifetime of battling depression, I realized I have the anima to handle anything.

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