Definition of world soul in English:

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world soul

noun

Philosophy
The immanent cause or principle of life, order, consciousness, and self-awareness in the physical world.
Example sentences
  • As to the world soul, or merely to the intrinsic value of all things, various religions and philosophers have been postulating the idea since way, way back in the mists of history.
  • Is there only one being in apparently separate parts; a world soul penetrating all things which we're simply too limited in mentality to recognize?
  • This world-soul makes the cosmos a living rational being, a god.

Origin

Mid 19th century: translating German Weltgeist.

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Syllabification: world soul

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