animus

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin animus (the mind, in a great variety of meanings: the rational soul in man, intellect, consciousness, will, intention, courage, spirit, sensibility, feeling, passion, pride, vehemence, wrath, etc., the breath, life, soul), closely related to anima, which is a feminine form; see anima.

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animus (usually uncountable, plural animuses)

  1. The basic impulses and instincts which govern one's actions.
  2. A feeling of enmity, animosity or ill will.
    • 2005, Christian Science Monitor, April 22
      The current row arose swiftly, sparked both by historical animus and jockeying over future power and place in Asia - and it surprised many observers in the depth of antipathy on both sides.
  3. (Jungian psychology) The masculine aspect of the feminine psyche or personality.

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animus

  1. conditional of animi

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *anamos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enh₁mos, a nominal derivative of *h₂enh₁- (breathe). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄνεμος (anemos, wind, breeze), Old Armenian հողմ (hołm, wind), Old Frisian omma (breath), and possibly Sanskrit अनिल (ánila, air, wind); cf. also Tocharian B āñme (self; soul) and Old Armenian անձն (anjn, person).

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animus m (genitive animī); second declension

  1. mind, soul
    Tibi bene ex animo volo.
    I wish you well from my soul.
    • Seneca
      Animus se ipse alit.
      The mind nourishes itself.
  2. courage, will
    Proclamasset neque votum sibi neque animum desse confodiendi eum.
    He had announced that he lacked neither the determination nor the courage/will to kill him.

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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative animus animī
genitive animī animōrum
dative animō animīs
accusative animum animōs
ablative animō animīs
vocative anime animī

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Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 09:01