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 Man Proposes,Man in Black (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Man Threefold.
According to Diog’ens Laertius, the body was composed of (1) a mortal part; (2) a divine and ethereal part, called the phrn; and (3) an aërial and vaporous part, called the thumos.   1
   According to the Romans, man has a threefold soul, which at the dissolution of the body resolves itself into (1) the Manes; (2) the An’ima or Spirit; (3) the Umbra. The Manes went either to Elysium or Tar’tarus; the Anima returned to the gods; but the Umbra hovered about the body as unwilling to quit it.   2
   According to the Jews, man consists of body, soul, and spirit.   3

 Man Proposes,Man in Black (The). 


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