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 Angurva’del.Animal. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
An’ima Mundi [the soul of the world],
 
with the oldest of the ancient philosophers, meant “the source of life”; with Plato, it meant “the animating principle of matter,” inferior to pure spirit; with the Stoics, it meant “the whole vital force of the universe.”   1
   Stahl (1710) taught that the phenomena of animal life are due to an immortal anima, or vital principle distinct from matter.   2
 


 Angurva’del.Animal. 

 
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