Complete Definition of "archeus"

English
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Etymology
Modern Latin archaeus, from Greek ἀρχαῖος ‘ancient’.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈɑkɪəs/

Noun
en-noun|archei

  1. historical The vital principle or force believed by the Paracelsians to be responsible for the growth and continuation of all living beings.

#*2003: Willis rejected not just scholasticism's ‘substantial forms’ but Paracelsus's ‘archeus’ doctrine as well. — Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 56)

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