anə- / Indo-European roots


To breathe.

Oldest form *h2enh1-, colored to *h2anh1-. Suffixed form *h2anh1-mo-.
a. anima, animadvert, animal, animate, animato, animism, animosity, animus; equanimity, longanimity, magnanimous, pusillanimous, unanimous from Latin animus, reason, mind, spirit, and anima, soul, spirit, life, breath;
b. anemo-, anemone from Greek anemos, wind.

[Pokorny 3. an(ə)- 38.]

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