General meaning of Animus
As I understand the Latin definition of ANIMUS - I wanted to name a company by that name because of its strong sense of will and spirit - in a positive vain.
I'm concerned that this may not be the case for some people who merely look for a definition and by-pass its truest meaning.
How can I better describe the positivity of this word?
is derived from animus
, I don't think too many people would make negative associations upon hearing the word animus
. See a previous post
on this subject.
Aslo see a previous post
for the general meaning of animus
As for better describing the positivity of this word, just look it up in a Latin dictionary. There are no negative meanings in Latin. Whitaker's Words
gives the following: mind; intellect; soul; feelings; heart; spirit, courage, character, pride; air.
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.