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Archeus

(3 syl.).

according to the Paracelsians, is that immaterial principle which energises all living substances. There were supposed to be numerous archei, but the chief one was said to reside in the stomach.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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