v. t.1.To translate or transfer, as the soul, from one body to another.
[imp. & p. p. Metempsychosed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Metempsychosing .]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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La bollywoodiphilie , cette passion - qui frise parfois le fanatisme- pour les icones cinematographiques indiennes, ce coup de foudre toujours renouvele pour les chansons indiennes ( ces refrains du Paradis) et cette devotion vouee aux massalas dramaturgiques de l'Inde, aboutit parfois, chez certains marocains, a une veneration telle qu'on peut la rapprocher, toutes proportions gardees, du culte des saints et des marabouts, et meme d'une metempsychose audiovisuelle sans comparable dans le monde.
He also notes that a contemporary reference to translation as a "linguistic transmigration of souls" (une metempsychose linguistique) is cited in Revue de Litterature comparee, January-March 1961.
On dit pourtant (pour terminer ma glose En peu de mots) que l'ombre de l'oiseau Ne loge plus dans le susdit tombeau; Que son esprit dans les nonnes repose, Et qu'en tout tems, par la metempsychose De soeur en soeur, l'immortel perroquet Transportera son ame et son caquet.
Attempting to categorize these 'evocations tournoyantes et confuses' and the sense-loss or sense-gain that goes with them (RTP, I, 7), (1) he alludes specifically to metempsychosis and to a concomitant unrecognizability: 'Puis [la croyance] commencait a me devenir inintelligible, comme apres la metempsychose les pensees d'une existence anterieure' (RTP, I, 3).
The sign's identity is achieved through its metempsychoses, through its translations-transmigrations from one sign to another.
One of the differences between today's Ireland and its pre-Tiger metempsychoses is that the profitability of crime means that those with such a vocation do not have to follow their predecessors into missionary work.
metamorphoses, zoomorphoses, lithomorphoses, metempsychoses, apotheoses, and other things."
Such a diction, effervescent with the absurdities of transparent barricadoes, "clerestories toward the south-north" (4.2.38), and the crazy metempsychoses of avian grandams, is an idiom from which the somber steward is fittingly barred.
Eliot did rewrite the poem, of course, and the finished version has Narcissus remembering "anterior lives," in Baudelaire's phrase, metempsychoses whether literal or figurative.
And precisely these are offered us, magnified to an extreme, in "Cyclops": the chapter separates out the worm's-eye view of the world -- represented in the Nameless One -- and the claims to traditional power of all kinds -- represented in the equally encyclopedic and multi-generic parodies, which also, one must note, stand outside the time of the narrative, as Joyce's metempsychoses are timeless.