Definition of pre-animism in English:

pre-animism

noun

Anthropology
  • A stage of religious development supposed to have preceded animism, in which material objects were believed to contain spiritual energy.

Origin

Early 20th century. From pre- + animism. Compare German Präanimismus.

Pronunciation

pre-animism

/ˌpriːˈanɪmɪz(ə)m/