Psyche Definition

sīkē
psyches
noun
psyches
The human soul.
Webster's New World
The intellect.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
A maiden who, after undergoing many hardships due to Venus' jealousy of her beauty, is reunited with Cupid and made immortal by Jupiter.
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pronoun

(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.

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16 Psyche, an asteroid.

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Psychidae, or bagworms, a family of Lepidoptera.

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abbreviation
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interjection
Used abruptly after a sentence to indicate that the speaker is only joking.
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verb

To put (someone) into a required psychological frame of mind.

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To intimidate (someone) emotionally using psychology.

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(informal) To treat (someone) using psychoanalysis.

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Other Word Forms of Psyche

Noun

Singular:
psyche
Plural:
psyches

Origin of Psyche

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary

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