Metempsychosis Definition

mə-tĕmsĭ-kōsĭs, mĕtəm-sī-
metempsychoses
noun
metempsychoses
Reincarnation.
American Heritage
In some religious beliefs, the passing of the soul at death into another body, either human or animal; transmigration.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Metempsychosis

Noun

Singular:
metempsychosis
Plural:
metempsychoses

Origin of Metempsychosis

  • Late Latin metempsȳchōsis from Greek metempsūkhōsis from metempsūkhousthai to transmigrate meta- meta- empsūkhos animate (en in en–2) (psūkhē soul bhes- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin metempsychosis, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek μετεμψύχωσις (metempsukhōsis), from Ancient Greek μετα- (meta-) + εν (en, “in") + ψυχή (psukhÄ“, “soul").

    From Wiktionary

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