soul

In the context of superalgebra, the the ideal of a superalgebra generated by its odd part is called its *soul*.

The quotient by that ideal is called the *body*.

See at *superalgebra – Adjoints to inclusion of plain algebras*.

This terminology is (for the special case of Grassmann algebras at least) due to DeWitt 92, p. 1

- Bryce DeWitt,
*Supermanifolds*, 1992

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