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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.
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.
Variant of psych.
(Psychology) the human mind or soul
[C17: from Latin, from Greek psukhē breath, soul; related to Greek psukhein to breathe]
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a beautiful girl loved by Eros (Cupid), who became the personification of the soul
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]
Past participle: psyched
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|Noun||1.||psyche - 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"|
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
|2.||psyche - 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[ˈsaɪkɪ] n (Psych) → psiche f
n. psique, proceso mental consciente o inconsciente.