Thanatos


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Than·a·tos

 (thăn′ə-tōs′)
n.
1. Death as a personification or as a philosophical notion.

[Greek.]

than′a·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.

Thanatos

(ˈθænəˌtɒs)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Greek personification of death: son of Nyx, goddess of night. Roman counterpart: Mors
2. (Psychoanalysis) the name chosen by Freud to represent a universal death instinct. Compare Eros2
Thanatotic adj

Than•a•tos

(ˈθæn əˌtɒs, -toʊs)

n.
1. (among the ancient Greeks) a personification of death.
2. Psychoanal. (usu. l.c.) the death instinct, esp. as expressed in violent aggression.
Than`a•tot′ic (-ˈtɒt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Thanatos - (Greek mythology) the Greek personification of death; son of Nyx
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Thanatos - (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
impulse, urge - an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses"
Translations
Танатос
Tànatos
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תנטוס
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Thanatosz
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タナトス
Tanatas
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ทานาทอส
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