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[an-uh-muh] /ˈæn ə mə/
soul; life.
  1. the inner personality that is turned toward the unconscious of the individual (contrasted with persona).
  2. the feminine principle, especially as present in men (contrasted with animus).
Origin of anima
1920-25; < Latin: breath, vital force, soul, spirit Unabridged
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noun (in Jungian psychology)
  1. the feminine principle as present in the male unconscious
  2. the inner personality, which is in communication with the unconscious See also animus
Word Origin
Latin: air, breath, spirit, feminine of animus
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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).

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anima an·i·ma (ān'ə-mə)

  1. The inner self of an individual; the soul.

  2. In Jungian psychology, the unconscious or true inner self of an individual, as opposed to the persona, or outer aspect of the personality.

  3. In Jungian psychology, the feminine inner personality as present in the unconscious of the male.

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