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soul; life.

the inner personality that is turned toward the unconscious of the individual (contrasted with ).
the feminine principle, especially as present in men (contrasted with ).

Historical Examples

Those cow-thieves of the animas were good shots; the range was brief.
When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt

It is possible that some of the indigenous animas population joined these newcomers and moved in with them.
Aztec Ruins National Monument–New Mexico John M. Corbett

When white settlers first moved into the animas Valley, they were intrigued by the great stone ruins.
Aztec Ruins National Monument–New Mexico John M. Corbett

At the time alluded to, the Apaches were “out,” and there were two military camps in animas Valley.
Saddle and Mocassin Francis Francis Jr.

Many people have assumed that the logs were floated down the animas River.
Aztec Ruins National Monument–New Mexico John M. Corbett

Down in the southwestern corner of the animas valley the Guadalupe Cañon trail approached the gorge from which it got its name.
When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt

Sed signifer Sanctus Michael representet eas (animas) in lucem sanctam.
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France

The clock struck nine, they recited the “animas,” and soon afterward separated.
The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. E. Rameur

A few such ruined dwelling sites are known along the animas River south of Durango.
Aztec Ruins National Monument–New Mexico John M. Corbett

animas Valley, which we were now visiting, was one of the ranges under his control.
Saddle and Mocassin Francis Francis Jr.

noun (in Jungian psychology)

the feminine principle as present in the male unconscious
the inner personality, which is in communication with the unconscious See also animus


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).

anima an·i·ma (ān’ə-mə)

The inner self of an individual; the soul.

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

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


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