animation etymology

English word animation comes from Latin anima (Air, breeze. Breath. Soul, spirit, life.)

Detailed word origin of animation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
anima Latin (lat) Air, breeze. Breath. Soul, spirit, life.
animo Latin (lat) (of colours) I enliven.. (of torches) I kindle, light.. I animate, quicken.. I encourage, help.. I fill with breath or air.. I give or endow with a particular disposition of mind; rouse, incite.. I refresh, revive.. I transform into a living being, give or bring life; inspire.
animatio Latin (lat) A living being, form of life.. The act of animating or giving life to, animation.
animation English (eng) (animation, in the sense of a cartoon) The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.. (linguistics) conversion from the inanimate to animate grammatical category. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit.. The condition of being animate or alive.. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; [...]