Psyche meaning

sīkē
Frequency:
Psyche is defined as a person's mind, soul or spirit.

An example of psyche is the male mind, or the male psyche.

noun
6
1
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.
noun
5
1
The spirit or soul.
noun
4
0
The intellect.
noun
4
0
The human soul.
noun
3
0
Advertisement
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.
noun
1
0
A maiden who, after undergoing many hardships due to Venus' jealousy of her beauty, is reunited with Cupid and made immortal by Jupiter.
noun
1
0
The mind, spirit, or soul, especially when viewed as the conscious and unconscious center of thought, emotion, and behavior.
noun
1
0
The thought processes and emotional tendencies characteristic of a person or group.

A book that examines the Puritan psyche.

noun
1
1
A young woman who loved and was loved by Eros and was united with him after Aphrodite's jealousy was overcome. She subsequently became the personification of the soul.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
The human soul, mind, or spirit.
noun
0
0
(chiefly psychology) The human mind as the central force in thought, emotion, and behavior of an individual.
noun
0
0
abbreviation
0
0
Used abruptly after a sentence to indicate that the speaker is only joking.
interjection
0
0
To put (someone) into a required psychological frame of mind.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To intimidate (someone) emotionally using psychology.
verb
0
0
(informal) To treat (someone) using psychoanalysis.
verb
0
0
(Greek mythology, Roman mythology) The personification of the soul. Originally a mortal princess who later married Eros/Cupid, (the god of love), was deified, and bore him a daughter, Hedone/Voluptas.
pronoun
0
0
16 Psyche, an asteroid.
pronoun
0
0
Psychidae, or bagworms, a family of Lepidoptera.
pronoun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of psyche

  • Latin psȳchē from Greek psūkhē soul bhes- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Shortened form of psychology, from French psychologie, from Latin psychologia, from Ancient Greek ψυχή (psuchÄ“, “soul") and -λογία (-logia, “study of")

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin psychÄ“, from Ancient Greek ψυχή (psyche, “soul, breath")

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek ψυχή (psukhÄ“, literally “Soul, Spirit").

    From Wiktionary