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‘The soul of the world’: the animating principle, a power or spirit supposed by early philosophers to be present throughout the material universe, organizing and giving form to the whole and to all its parts, and regulating change and movement.
Early 16th century. From post-classical Latin anima mundi ‘soul of the world’ from classical Latin anima soul + mundī, genitive of mundus world, apparently after Hellenistic Greek ψυχὴ τοῦ κόσμου.
anima mundi/ˌanɪmə ˈmʊndi/
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