reincarnation

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re·in·car·na·tion

 (rē′ĭn-kär-nā′shən)
n.
1. Rebirth of the soul in another human or nonhuman body.
2. A reappearance or revitalization in another form; a new embodiment: "The brownstone had already endured one reincarnation: In the 1940's, it was converted into eight studio apartments" (Ben Lloyd).

reincarnation

(ˌriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən)
n
1. (Theology) the belief that on the death of the body the soul transmigrates to or is born again in another body
2. (Theology) the incarnation or embodiment of a soul in a new body after it has left the old one at physical death
3. embodiment again in a new form, as of a principle or idea
ˌreincarˈnationist n, adj

re•in•car•na•tion

(ˌri ɪn kɑrˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body or form.
2. rebirth of the soul in a new body.
3. a new incarnation or embodiment, as of a person.
[1855–60]
re`in•car•na′tion•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reincarnation - embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)reincarnation - embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form); "his reincarnation as a lion"
avatar, embodiment, incarnation - a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning"
2.reincarnation - a second or new birth
nascence, nascency, nativity, birth - the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
transmigration - the passing of a soul into another body after death
cycle of rebirth - (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
3.reincarnation - the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that a person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of Hell) depending on the person's own actions
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group

reincarnation

noun rebirth, metempsychosis, transmigration of souls Many African tribes believe in reincarnation.
Translations
تناسُخ، تَقَمُّص
převtělení
reinkarnation
reinkarnáció
endurholdgun
reinkarnacija
prevtelenie
ölümden sonra yeni bir bedende doğma

reincarnation

[ˈriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən] Nreencarnación f

reincarnation

[ˌriːɪnkɑːrˈneɪʃən] n
(= rebirth) → réincarnation f
(= reborn spirit) [person, animal] → réincarnation f

reincarnation

reincarnation

[ˌriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃn] nreincarnazione f

reincarnation

(riːinkaːˈneiʃən) noun
the rebirth of the soul in another body after death.
References in classic literature ?
She had a strange religion of transmigration of souls all her own, in which she had firm faith, troubling herself little about the dogmas of the Church.
If the transmigration of souls is a fact, this animal was certainly qualifying most rapidly for a Christian, for her vanity was only second to her love of drink.
I don't know, Bunny, whether you're a believer in transmigration of souls.
Perhaps no Ovidian tale's uptake in Renaissance art is more indicative of this kind of transmigration of souls than that of the satyr Marsyas.
The man who believed in the transmigration of souls used to say that Buffalo Bill had only had two existences on this earth before the present one.
What animates these intimations is a continual sense of verbal metamorphosis as at once a counterpart to and constitutive of the larger metamorphoses: of life and death, of body and mummy, of the battles of the gods in their shape shifting, or that metamorphosis which is metempsychosis, the transmigration of souls which in his different way the novelist himself emulates.
Meaningful Adjacencies": Disunity and the Commemoration of 9/11 in John Adams's On the Transmigration of Souls
Through the bureau of reincarnation and transmigration of souls, the narrator intends to change her life.
I still don't believe in the transmigration of souls.
THE SECOND SCENE OF Ben Jonson's Volpone, which is frequently cut or altered in modern productions because of its abstruse references, features Nano, Castrone, and Androgyno parodying the doctrine of the Pythagorean transmigration of souls.
Rich new philosophic and religious systems grew from the tensions of societal merging and state formation, including Jainism, Buddhism, and Ajivkism (an early belief in the transmigration of souls after death, or reincarnation).