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Psy·che

 (sī′kē)
n. Greek Mythology
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.

psy·che 1

 (sī′kē)
n.
1. The spirit or soul.
2. Psychiatry 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.

[Latin psȳchē, from Greek psūkhē, soul; see bhes- in Indo-European roots.]

psyche 2

 (sīk)
v.
Variant of psych.

psyche

(ˈsaɪkɪ)
n
(Psychology) the human mind or soul
[C17: from Latin, from Greek psukhē breath, soul; related to Greek psukhein to breathe]

Psyche

(ˈsaɪkɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a beautiful girl loved by Eros (Cupid), who became the personification of the soul

psy•che

(ˈsaɪ ki)

n.
1. the human soul, spirit, or mind.
2. the mental or psychological structure of a person, esp. as a motive force.
3. (cap.) (in a tale related by Apuleius) a personification of the soul in the form of a beautiful girl visited at night by Cupid, abandoned by him when she tries to learn his identity, and reunited with him only after she performs arduous tasks for Venus.
[1650–60; < Latin psȳchē < Greek psȳchḗ literally, breath, derivative of psychein to breathe, blow]

psyche


Past participle: psyched
Gerund: psyching

Imperative
psyche
psyche
Present
I psyche
you psyche
he/she/it psyches
we psyche
you psyche
they psyche
Preterite
I psyched
you psyched
he/she/it psyched
we psyched
you psyched
they psyched
Present Continuous
I am psyching
you are psyching
he/she/it is psyching
we are psyching
you are psyching
they are psyching
Present Perfect
I have psyched
you have psyched
he/she/it has psyched
we have psyched
you have psyched
they have psyched
Past Continuous
I was psyching
you were psyching
he/she/it was psyching
we were psyching
you were psyching
they were psyching
Past Perfect
I had psyched
you had psyched
he/she/it had psyched
we had psyched
you had psyched
they had psyched
Future
I will psyche
you will psyche
he/she/it will psyche
we will psyche
you will psyche
they will psyche
Future Perfect
I will have psyched
you will have psyched
he/she/it will have psyched
we will have psyched
you will have psyched
they will have psyched
Future Continuous
I will be psyching
you will be psyching
he/she/it will be psyching
we will be psyching
you will be psyching
they will be psyching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been psyching
you have been psyching
he/she/it has been psyching
we have been psyching
you have been psyching
they have been psyching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been psyching
you will have been psyching
he/she/it will have been psyching
we will have been psyching
you will have been psyching
they will have been psyching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been psyching
you had been psyching
he/she/it had been psyching
we had been psyching
you had been psyching
they had been psyching
Conditional
I would psyche
you would psyche
he/she/it would psyche
we would psyche
you would psyche
they would psyche
Past Conditional
I would have psyched
you would have psyched
he/she/it would have psyched
we would have psyched
you would have psyched
they would have psyched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psyche - that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelingspsyche - that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
noddle - an informal British expression for head or mind; "use your noddle"
tabula rasa - a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)
ego - (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
unconscious, unconscious mind - that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
subconscious, subconscious mind - psychic activity just below the level of awareness
2.psyche - the immaterial part of a personpsyche - the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
ghost - the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
spirit - the vital principle or animating force within living things
3.Psyche - (Greek mythology) a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him; became the personification of the soul
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks

psyche

noun soul, mind, self, spirit, personality, individuality, subconscious, true being, anima, essential nature, pneuma (Philosophy), innermost self, inner man Knowledge of the human psyche has advanced immeasurably since Freud.

psyche

noun
1. The vital principle or animating force within living beings:
2. The thought processes characteristic of an individual or group:
Idiom: what makes someone tick.
Translations
psiquê

Psyche

[ˈsaɪkɪ] NPsique f

psyche

[ˈsaɪkɪ] N (Psych) → psique f, psiquis f

psyche

[ˈsaɪki] npsyché f, psychisme m

Psyche

n (Myth) → Psyche f

psyche

nPsyche f

psyche

[ˈsaɪkɪ] n (Psych) → psiche f

psy·che

n. psique, proceso mental consciente o inconsciente.

psyche

n (psych) psique f, psiquis f; (soul) alma
References in classic literature ?
I don't think the Parian Psyche Laurie gave lost any of its beauty because John put up the bracket it stood upon, that any upholsterer could have draped the plain muslin curtains more gracefully than Amy's artistic hand, or that any store-room was ever better provided with good wishes, merry words, and happy hopes than that in which Jo and her mother put away Meg's few boxes, barrels, and bundles, and I am morally certain that the spandy new kitchen never could have looked so cozy and neat if Hannah had not arranged every pot and pan a dozen times over, and laid the fire all ready for lighting the minute `Mis.
Was it not like the old fairy tales, the you-help-us and we'll-help-you of Psyche and the ants?
Their names were Isis, Amphitrite, Hebe, Pandora, Psyche, Thetis, Pomona, Daphne, Clytie, Galatea and Arethusa.
Here once, through an alley Titanic, Of cypress, I roamed with my Soul -- Of cypress, with Psyche, my Soul.
Under the chaplain's guidance they selected many hideous presents and mementoes-- florid little picture-frames that seemed fashioned in gilded pastry; other little frames, more severe, that stood on little easels, and were carven out of oak; a blotting book of vellum; a Dante of the same material; cheap mosaic brooches, which the maids, next Christmas, would never tell from real; pins, pots, heraldic saucers, brown art-photographs; Eros and Psyche in alabaster; St.
If now we were to try to penetrate to the soul of Quasimodo through that thick, hard rind; if we could sound the depths of that badly constructed organism; if it were granted to us to look with a torch behind those non-transparent organs to explore the shadowy interior of that opaque creature, to elucidate his obscure corners, his absurd no-thoroughfares, and suddenly to cast a vivid light upon the soul enchained at the extremity of that cave, we should, no doubt, find the unhappy Psyche in some poor, cramped, and ricketty attitude, like those prisoners beneath the Leads of Venice, who grew old bent double in a stone box which was both too low and too short for them.
He asserted that he was going to pick more than anyone that day, but mother; of course no one could pick so much as mother; that reminded him of the trials which Aphrodite put upon the curious Psyche, and he began to tell his children the story of her love for the unseen bridegroom.
Some of them represent the fable of Cupid and Psyche, which is probably the romantic invention of a literary period, and cannot, I think, be reckoned as a genuine mythical product.
Upon the gay-papered wall were those pictures that pursue the homeless one from house to house--The Huguenot Lovers, The First Quarrel, The Wedding Breakfast, Psyche at the Fountain.