animer etymology

French word animer comes from Latin anima (Air, breeze. Breath. Soul, spirit, life.)

Detailed word origin of animer

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.
animer French (fra) (animation) To animate (draw animation). To animate (give something life). To animate (give vigour). To spur on.

Words with the same origin as animer

Descendants of anima
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