I just need to know what Animula means in Latin. I’m using it for the name of a kingdom in my book, and Google Translate says that it means Little soul, Piece of soul, and Life. Is that correct? I don’t really trust Google Translate with a dead language like Latin.

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Looks like Google translate was close in this case, though it's wise not to trust it. The word is anima plus the diminutive suffix -ula. According to the Lewis and Short dictionary, animula is:

f. dim. [anima], a little soul, life: aegra et saucia, Auct. ap. Gell. 19, 11, 4 (Hertz, anima): mulierculae, Sulp. ap. Cic. Fam. 4, 5, 11: vagula, blandula, etc., Hadr. Imp. ap. Spart. Hadr. 25; so Inscr. Orell. 2579 and 4761; Cic. Att. 9, 7.

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