bhes- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root bhes-: metempsychosis, psyche, psychic, psycho-, psychopomp.

bhes-

To breathe.

Probably imitative. Zero-grade form *bhs-. psyche1, psychic, psycho-; metempsychosis from Greek psūkhē, spirit, soul, from psūkhein (< *bhs-ū-kh-), to breathe.

[Pokorny 2. bhes- 146.]



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