- Psyche is defined as a person's mind, soul or spirit.
An example of psyche is the male mind, or the male psyche.
- the human soul
- the intellect
- Psychiatry the mind considered as a subjectively perceived, functional entity, based ultimately upon physical processes but with complex processes of its own: it governs the total organism and its interactions with the environment
Origin of psycheClassical Greek psychē, the soul, akin to psychein, to blow, cool ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhes-, to blow from source Sanskrit bábhasti, (he) blows
Origin of PsycheClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek psychē: see psyche
- The spirit or soul.
- Psychiatry The mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior and consciously or unconsciously adjusting or mediating the body's responses to the social and physical environment.
Origin of psycheLatin ps&ymacron;chē, from Greek psūkhē, soul; see bhes- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin psychē, from Ancient Greek ψυχή (psyche, “soul, breath”)
- Used abruptly after a sentence to indicate that the speaker is only joking.
(third-person singular simple present psyches, present participle psyching, simple past and past participle psyched)
From Ancient Greek ψυχή (psukhē, literally “Soul, Spirit”).