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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
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