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archeus


archeus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archeus  \Ar*che"us\,  n.  [LL.  arch[=e]us,  Gr  'archai^os  ancient, 
  primeval,  fr  'archh`  beginning.  See  {Archi-},  pref.] 
  The  vital  principle  or  force  which  (according  to  the 
  Paracelsians)  presides  over  the  growth  and  continuation  of 
  living  beings;  the  {anima  mundi}  or  plastic  power  of  the  old 
  philosophers.  [Obs.]  --Johnson.