Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordsmith Wednesday

Root:

animus (n) Latin - mind, breath, spirit

Derivatives:

animal - a being with a mind, breath and a spirit

animate - to infuse with spirit

animosity - a spirit of opposition

pusillanimous - small, weak or faint of mind

unanimous - of one mind

inanimate - without breath/life

equanimous - of an equitable or placid spirit

magnanimous - large-spirited

animadvert - to turn one's spirit away from
Feel free to contribute!  There ARE more!

3 comments:

timmmdogg said...

animistic
animatronic
animism
animous
exanimate
longanimous (longsuffering)
medianimic
multanimous
parvanimity (small minded)
semianimous
transanimation
umbilicanimism (navel gazing)

Lori Shaffer said...

Sweet! Never heard "medianimic" or "parvanimity". Thank you, sir.

timmmdogg said...

I really like parvanimity. From "parvulus" which means small child and "anima" which means, well you know what it means but in this case it is "mind."