Psychology, the inner self; the feminine principle as represented in the masculine subconscious.
In musical notation, as in “con anima”, meaning that the music should be played “with soul”. It is often confused with animato, which is concerned primarily with a faster tempo.
(Jungian psychology) The inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious.
ETYM Old Eng. brest, breost, As. breóst; akin to Icel. brjôst, Swed. bröst, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, Dutch borst, German brust.
One of a pair of organs on the chest of the human female, also known as a mammary gland. Each of the two breasts contains milk-producing cells and a network of tubes or ducts that lead to openings in the nipple.
Milk-producing cells in the breast do not become active until a woman has given birth to a baby. Breast milk is made from substances extracted from the mother's blood as it passes through the breasts. It contains all the nourishment a baby needs, including antibodies to help fight infection.
1. Either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman; SYN. bosom, knocker, boob, tit, titty.
2. Meat carved from the breast of a fowl; SYN. white meat.
3. The front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen.
Perfect realization of ultimate goal or reason for existence; Philosophy, perfect realization of end or cause.
entrails / entrəlz /
ETYM French entrailles, Late Lat. intralia, intranea, from interaneum, pl. interanea, intestine, interaneus inward, interior, from inter between, among, within. Related to Internal.
1. The internal parts of animal bodies; the bowels; the guts; viscera; intestines.
2. The internal parts.
ETYM Old Eng. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. gâst breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. gaest spirit, soul, Dutch geest, German geist, and prob. to Eng. gaze, ghastly.
1. A mental representation of some haunting experience; SYN. shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre.
2. The visible disembodied soul of a dead person.
ETYM as. mynd, gemynd.
1. That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; SYN. head, brain, psyche, nous.
2. Knowledge and intellectual ability; SYN. intellect.
3. One's intention; what one intends to do; SYN. idea.
4. Recall or remembrance.
6. An intellectual being; SYN. thinker.
In philosophy, the presumed mental or physical being or faculty that enables a person to think, will, and feel; the seat of the intelligence and of memory; sometimes only the cognitive or intellectual powers, as distinguished from the will and the emotions.
Mind may be seen as synonymous with the merely random chemical reactions within the brain, or as a function of the brain as a whole, or (more traditionally) as existing independently of the physical brain, through which it expresses itself, or even as the only reality, matter being considered the creation of intelligence. The relation of mind to matter may be variously regarded. Traditionally, materialism identifies mental and physical phenomena equally in terms of matter and motion. Dualism holds that mind and matter exist independently side by side. Idealism maintains that mind is the ultimate reality and that matter does not exist apart from it.
psyche / saɪki /
ETYM Latin, from Greek Psyche Psyche, from psyche the soul.
Soul; ego; mind.
The soul; the mind, especially the unconscious mind.
ETYM Old Eng. soule, saule, as. sâwel, sâwl; akin to OFries. sôle, os. seola, Dutch ziel, German seele, Old High Germ. soela.
1. Deep feeling or emotion; SYN. soulfulness.
2. The human embodiment of something.
3. The immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life; SYN. psyche.
According to many religions, an intangible part of a human being that survives the death of the physical body. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all teach that at the end of the world each soul will be judged and assigned to heaven or hell on its merits.
According to orthodox Jewish doctrine, most souls first spend time in purgatory to be purged of their sins, and are then removed to paradise. In Christianity the soul is that part of the person that can be redeemed from sin through divine grace.
In other religions, such as Hinduism, the soul is thought to undergo reincarnation until the individual reaches enlightenment and is freed from the cycle of rebirth. According to the teachings of Buddhism, no permanent self or soul exists.
In his 1990 New Year’s message, Pope John Paul ii asserted that “animals possess a soul and that man must love and feel.
Solidarity with our smaller brethren”. This statement is still a source of considerable debate within the Roman Catholic Church.
ETYM Old Fren. espirit, esperit, French esprit, Latin spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Related to Conspire, Expire, Esprit, Sprite.
1. A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character.
2. Any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings.
3. The general atmosphere of a place or situation; SYN. tone, feel, feeling, flavor, look, smell.
4. The vital principle or animating force within living things.
5. Strong alcoholic beverage, other type of alcohol, or white spirit.