1670s, Medieval Latin, literally “soul of the world;” used by Abelard to render Greek psyche tou kosmou.
It may be said that Galen expresses, in these passages, the Platonic dogma of an anima mundi.
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various
Wordsworth was the fellow who hit upon the idea of the anima mundi.
Suspended Judgments John Cowper Powys
The unity expounded at first is simply an anima mundi, a living universe, but not intelligent.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various
Yes, the mind which is the anima mundi, the principle, of all things.
Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
an unfavorable or censorious comment: to make animadversions on someone’s conduct. the act of criticizing. Historical Examples But Mr. Motley comes in for his share of animadversion in Mr. Davis’s letter. Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. I did not wish to carry with me the animadversion of anybody. The Seven […]
to comment unfavorably or critically (usually followed by on or upon): to animadvert at length upon his faulty use of English. Obsolete. to take cognizance or notice of. Historical Examples In conclusion, let me animadvert upon the injustice with which, to its own loss, society has treated mesmerism. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, […]
any member of the kingdom Animalia, comprising multicellular organisms that have a well-defined shape and usually limited growth, can move voluntarily, actively acquire food and digest it internally, and have sensory and nervous systems that allow them to respond rapidly to stimuli: some classification schemes also include protozoa and certain other single-celled eukaryotes that have […]
- Animal behavior
(def 2). a branch of biology that deals with the of animals, encompassing such fields as ethology, comparative psychology, behavioral ecology, and sociobiology. Contemporary Examples In short, the animal behavior expert told the zoo to stop pampering Gus and start treating him like a bear. A Eulogy for Gus, Central Park’s Polar Bear Man of […]