metempsychosis


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me·tem·psy·cho·sis

 (mə-tĕm′sĭ-kō′sĭs, mĕt′əm-sī-)
n. pl. me·tem·psy·cho·ses (-sēz)
Reincarnation.

[Late Latin metempsȳchōsis, from Greek metempsūkhōsis, from metempsūkhousthai, to transmigrate : meta-, meta- + empsūkhos, animate (en, in; see en-2 + psūkhē, soul; see bhes- in Indo-European roots).]

metempsychosis

(ˌmɛtəmsaɪˈkəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Theology) the migration of a soul from one body to another
2. (Theology) the entering of a soul after death upon a new cycle of existence in a new body either of human or animal form
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek, from metempsukhousthai, from meta- + -em- in + psukhē soul]
ˌmetempsyˈchosist n

me•tem•psy•cho•sis

(məˌtɛm səˈkoʊ sɪs, -ˌtɛmp-, ˌmɛt əm saɪ-)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
the transmigration of the soul, esp. the passage of the soul after death into the body of another being.
[1580–90; < Late Latin < Greek, =metempsȳchō-, variant s. of metempsȳchoûsthai to pass from one body into another (see met-, em-2, psycho-) + -sis -sis]
met•em•psy•chic (ˌmɛt əmˈsaɪ kɪk) me•tem`psy•cho′sic adj.

metempsychosis

1. the passage of a soul from one body to another.
2. the rebirth of the soul at death in another body, either human or animal. Cf. creationism. — metempsychic, metempsychosic, metempsychosical, adj.
See also: Soul
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metempsychosis - after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human bodymetempsychosis - after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body
phenomenon - any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
Translations
Metempsychose
sielunvaellus
метемпсихоза

metempsychosis

[ˌmetəmsaɪˈkəʊsɪs] Nmetempsicosis f inv

metempsychosis

n pl <metempsychoses> → Metempsychose f
References in classic literature ?
A mere beast of the chase flying from hunters, he was still in his metempsychosis no other than the same Monseigneur, the preparation of whose chocolate for whose lips had once occupied three strong men besides the cook in question.
That is metempsychosis," said Sonya, who had always learned well, and remembered everything.
Genius watches the monad through all his masks as he performs the metempsychosis of nature.
The pin recalls an earlier scene from "Calypso" in which Molly reads with her pm, tracing the text line by line in search of metempsychosis.
And the present-day realities have convinced Blundell that she is connected to Harambe in an eternal metempsychosis.
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Metempsychosis and Reincarnation in Ibibio Thought.
For Dryden, this ideal of intimacy with the source author at times embraced a larger system of spiritual affinity, likened to metempsychosis.
Schirren also sees a further break with theories of metempsychosis in Apollonius' ascent to the heavens (2005, 308).
Given the prominence of Marlowe's work in the Admiral's repertory, it is possible that this moment (or the nod to Machevill's metempsychosis in the Prologue to The Jew of Malta) supplied an impetus for the lost play.
The Polytechnic Ghost: Pepper's Ghost, Metempsychosis and the Magic Lantern at the Royal Polytechnic Institution.