Animating character objective mood
- a feeling of sick might arousing energetic hostility
- Animating nature; objective; temperament.
Lat. Notice; intention; personality; design; might. Animo, (v.;) using intention or design. These terms are based on the civil-law.
1820, "temper" (usually in a hostile good sense), from Latin animus "rational soul, brain, life, emotional abilities; courage, desire," about anima "living being, heart, brain, disposition, enthusiasm, nerve, fury, spirit, sensation," from PIE root *ane- "to strike, to breathe" (cognates: Greek anemos "wind," Sanskrit aniti "breathes," Old Irish rectal, Welsh anadl "breath," Old Irish animm "heart," Gothic uzanan "to exhale," Old Norse anda "to inhale," Old English age
(n.) Animating character; intention; temper.
The misguided animus of the impeachment as a piece of partisan politics was soon very generally admitted; and the importance of its failure, in securing the continued power and independence of the presidential element in the constitutional system, can hardly be over-estimated.